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PCA(O)(2021)11 and PCA(P)(2021)17 – NHS Pharmacy First Scotland – updated guidance and referral form for treatment of minor eye conditions – October 2021

Here you can find the joint optometry and pharmacy NHS circular PCA(O)(2021)11 and PCA(P)(2021)17 – NHS Pharmacy First Scotland – Guidance and referral form for treatment of minor eye conditions – updated October 2021, and a copy of the referral form in Word. Circular PCA(O)(2021)11 and PCA(P)(2021)17 – NHS Pharmacy First Scotland -updated guidance and

Member Update: NEHW 2021 activity

Fee increase discussions in Scottish Parliament The work of optometrists took centre stage last week as the UK marked National Eye Health Week and Optometry Scotland was proud to see its work discussed in the Scottish Parliament. A Members Debate took place based on a cross party motion tabled by Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock

OS Blog – Spotlight On: Richard Spruce, part-owner of McFarlane and Nicol’s Ltd, a small independent opticians with four branches across Alloa, Alva, Selkirk and Stenhousemuir. 

OS Blog September 2021 Spotlight on: Richard Spruce, part-owner of McFarlane and Nicol’s Ltd, a small independent opticians with four branches across Alloa, Alva, Selkirk and Stenhousemuir. We caught up with Richard Spruce, a member of our Executive Committee and an independents representative, to discuss how optometrists in Forth Valley are helping with Hospital Eye

PCA(O)2021(10)

Here you can find the most recent PCA, issued today, 1st September 2021. This letter advises on the following: new physical distancing requirements in health and social care settings; new guidance regarding isolation exemptions for health and social care staff; clarification regarding wearing of PPE and COVID-19 contact tracing; a reminder about staff wellbeing support

Press Release: Webinar planned to discuss new normal for Scottish optoms

  Press release                                                                                                 August 2021   Webinar planned to discuss new normal for Scottish optoms Optometrists from across Scotland are set to discuss what the ‘new normal’ looks like at a webinar this month. Optometry Scotland, the non-profit making organisation that represents the industry in Scotland, is holding the free event on Tuesday 24th August