Press Release: Report recognises Scottish optometry’s potential to reduce pressure on general practice

July 2022 Report recognises Scottish optometry’s potential to reduce pressure on general practice Optometry Scotland has welcomed a recent report which recognises the important role optometrists can play in reducing pressure on GPs. Earlier this year the Scottish Parliament’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee launched an in-depth consultation into how patients access primary care

PCA(O)2022(03)

Here you can find PCA(O)2022(03), issued today, 29 June 2022. This letter advises on: On 20 May 2022 the National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments and General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2022 (“the 2022 Regulations”) were laid before the Scottish Parliament.   The 2022 Regulations will make a number of changes on 1

Additional Information In Respect of PCA(O)2022(02) – Ventilation Grant

Following receipt of some further queries in respect of: (i) whether delivery charges are eligible to be claimed and (ii) can portable equipment such as air scrubbers be used as a permanent solution, we have again discussed the matter with Health Facilities Scotland, who provided the initial technical advice. Following this discussion, paragraphs 19 and

Use of Face Masks and Infection Control Procedures – Optometry Scotland

Dear Colleagues, Following yesterday’s announcements from First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, OS Exec wishes to reiterate the fact that no specific relaxations have been announced for Community Eyecare services. Until specific announcements are made by Health Protection Scotland and/or College of Optometrist and other advisors, we reiterate the recommendation that all practitioners and colleagues maintain