Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP visited his local Boots practice in The Gyle shopping centre, Edinburgh on Friday 21st February where he was welcomed by Practice Manager Carine Moore and regional lead for Scotland Joseph Duffy. Alex was shown around The Gyle practice and was given an overview of the services provided here including OCT.
Optometry Scotland Chair, David Quigley also attended this visit where he discussed the optometry sector’s future funding within the 2020-2021 budget, the current delivery of community based care and how more investment in the service is needed. David went on to discuss the future of Optics within Primary Care and funding under GOS.
Many thanks to Boots at the Gyle in Edinburgh for inviting Optometry Scotland along and to Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP for taking the time to speak with us.
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