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Update on the draft Scottish budget for health 20/21

An update on the Scottish Budget 2020/21 was presented this afternoon by Kate Forbes MSP (Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy; SNP, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch). Under the draft proposals the GOS budget is set to increase from £108.4m (2019-20) to £109.5m (2020-21) representing a 1% increase. From the Scottish budget: “General Ophthalmic Services (GOS)

Why should I join Optometry Scotland and what can OS do for me?

Optometry Scotland is not for profit and the only organisation in Scotland to represent Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians in the Scottish Parliament. We are currently lobbying for a 3% increase in fees year on year to be in line with the NHS health spend and are working on other projects which include awareness raising, raising

MSP Emma Harper praises work of Optometrists in Scotland

South Scotland MSP Emma Harper paid a visit to Specsavers in Stranraer on Friday 17th January to meet staff and hear about the latest work they are doing to promote the take up of NHS funded eye examination, see the new 3D scanning facility and to discuss the importance of good eye health. At the