Revision of Covid 19 IPC measures to reduce service pressures

The Scottish Government has issued the attached document DL(2022)07, informing amongst other things that the requirement for physical distancing within all healthcare settings (excluding residential social care) has been removed with immediate effect. The Scottish Winter (21/22) Respiratory Infections in Health and Care Settings Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Addendum guidance will be updated at

OS seeking Vice Chair and Independent Council representatives

With Optometry Scotland’s AGM fast-approaching, a number of key roles are set to open up on our Executive Committee and Council. We are seeking a new Vice Chair to serve for a term of two years, and we are inviting applications from across our membership, please get in touch for more information. Vice Chair The

Guide Dogs Scotland launches My Time to Play

Free sensory play sessions for 0-4 year olds with a visual impairment Charity Guide Dogs Scotland is launching My Time to Play sessions in Hamilton and Edinburgh this spring! The free seven-week block is led by Habilitation Specialists, and provides important early intervention focussing on five key areas of the child’s development: concept development, sensory

GOC Registrant and Perceptions Survey

GOC launches 2022 Registrant Workforce and Perceptions Survey PRESS RELEASE ‘The General Optical Council (GOC) has today launched its Registrant Workforce and Perceptions Survey to gain valuable insights into the optometry and dispensing professions and improve the way it regulates. The survey is open to optometrists, dispensing opticians and students and this year, the GOC