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Eyecare IT Project - Phase 1 practice visits now underway

The Eyecare IT Project phase 1 of practice visits are now underway. Practices will be contacted soon by either your health board, Dacoll or Microtech to ascertain what IT equipment you have or will need use the IT link to send referrals to hospitals and GOS claims to PSD electronically. If you have any questions about this please email Debbie at the OS office.

Drug Alert: Eye Drops (Minims Proxymetacaine Hydrochloride)

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has issued a Drug Alert (Class 2 Medicines Recall) under reference MDR 55-11/12, it can be viewed here. The Scottish Government Health and Healthcare Improvement Directorate, Pharmacy and Medicines Division has issued a cover letter for this drug alert, it can be viewed here.

This drug alert concerns Minims Proxymetacaine Hydrochloride 0.5%w/v, Eye Drops (Bausch & Lomb livery), batch number F50052, expiry date July 2014.

You can view all Medical Device Alerts on the MHRA website.

Members only section now live

Everyone should have received the second letter from Optometry Scotland with amended log in details, if not please contact us. Use new details included in the letter to access the members only section which is now live.

Problem with OS Membership Numbers used for log in

Due to a printing error there has been a problem with membership numbers that were sent out in the post. Membership numbers were in the wrong format and conflicted with content in the letter, the details used for logging in may not have allowed you to log in. Additionally, some members were sent the wrong membership numbers.

Please disregard the previous letter sent with the wrong membership numbers, for the time being the requirement to log in has been removed. A new letter will be send out in the next few days. Optometry Scotland apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Members only section of OS website going live

The members only section of Optometry Scotland website is due to go live on the morning of 10 November 2012. Details on how to log in have been sent out via the post, if you don't receive yours within the next few days then contact Debbie at the office.

After you login for the first time you are requested to change your password and ensure your email address is updated. It is important you supply a working email address as it is required if you every need to reset your password.

If you have any technical issues or problems accessing the site or the members only section then please email the Optometry Scotland website team directly via:

Login details for OS Members being sent out

Optometry Scotland members should expect to receive details regarding access to the members only sections of the website in the post. Login details will also be included in this letter along with a guide to explain how to update contact details.