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

LFD Testing Update

As the number of COVID-19 nosocomial clusters has been reducing, officials sought advice from the COVID-19 Nosocomial Review Group (CNRG) to consider whether daily asymptomatic testing of Health and Care Workers is still necessary. The group offered their expert advice on this issue and were supportive of reverting to twice-weekly testing as soon as is

Updated Ventilation Enhancement Grant FAQ

Following receipt of queries in respect of (i) inconsistencies in the descriptions and terminologies used by some manufacturers for ventilation enhancement equipment, and (ii) air purifiers being stated to be ineligible for the ventilation enhancement grant, the Scottsh Government have discussed the matter further with Health Facilities Scotland, who provided the initial technical advice that