New AOP Councillors announced for 2022

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is pleased to announce its new designated Council members, which represent a range of modes of practice and career stages. Adam Sampson, AOP Chief Executive, said: “I’d like to warmly welcome our new and re-elected Councillors, who play a vital role in informing our policy work and member services, and

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 Independent Council representatives for Council

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 4 Independent representatives to serve for a term of two years, and we are inviting applications from across our membership. OS Independent Council Member This role entails representing other independents, mainly

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