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Brief communication from Optometry Scotland

Dear Colleagues, Thank you for your many questions and observations over the last few days since our temporary new ways of working were announced by the Scottish Government. We’re working hard behind the scenes with professional bodies, independents, multiples, optometric advisors and SGHD colleagues to draw up a list of common FAQs to help you

PCA(O)2020(4) – COVID-19: Suspension of routine eye examinations; Financial support measures for community optometry practices; Other important COVID-19 updates

Dear Colleagues, Please see below the latest guidance from the Scottish Government concerning General Ophthalmic Services. While the suspension of routine community eye care services and move to providing only emergency and essential eye care will undoubtedly have a profound impact, we welcome today’s announcement from the Scottish Government outlining a much-needed package of financial

Daily update for Optometry Scotland members – COVID 19

Good Morning Everybody, I’m as aware as anybody of the information circulating on supportive arrangements being made for optometry in other parts of the UK. Whilst I’m still unable to comment directly on these or discussions taking place daily with Scottish Government colleagues,I must reiterate that we are urgently encouraging them to provide us and

COVID -19 Interim Update from Optometry Scotland

Interim Update 17th March 2020 Dear Colleagues, During a helpful and productive meeting with the Scottish Government Health Department team today, Optometry Scotland has discussed proposals for ongoing support for Community Eyecare practices and Domiciliary providers. This is currently under consideration and we are pressing for a finalised position and announcement by the end of