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PCA(O)2021(9)

Here you can find the link to the PCA issued 8th August 2021. This letter advises on the following: an update on physical distancing requirements in health and social care settings; revised IPC guidance for community health and care settings – environmental cleaning and waste disposal;  the allowance values, criteria and claims process for CET

Joint statement on lockdown restriction easing and self-isolation exemption in Scotland

The College and Optometry Scotland have published a joint statement developed in conjunction with Scottish Government to explain how lockdown restriction easing will affect optical practices and have issued guidance on the appropriate application of the self-isolation exemption in Scotland following recent government announcements. Self-isolation exemption Following the publication of a letter from the Scottish

College of Optometrists: Easement of Covid-19 Restrictions – Press Release

  Press release 19th July 2021 Easement of COVID-19 Restrictions Delivering Safe Eye Care The Association of British Dispensing Opticians and The College of Optometrists advises that practices should continue to operate in the amber phase and maintain high infection control standards this summer. Today marks the lifting of further lockdown restrictions across many parts

PCA(O)2021(8)

Here you can find the link to the PCA issued 6th July 2021, regarding: This letter advises on the following:  IPC guidance, including the use of gloves and aprons in the medium risk pathway; PPE funding; Staff wellbeing; Workforce Specialist Service; £500 non-consolidated payment – claims for locums and sessional paid staff; Patient / patient

Angela Carson (nee Beirne) Obituary

Angela Carson (nee Beirne) Obituary [1953-2021] Angela Carson (nee Beirne) was born in South Glasgow in 1953, one of four siblings. The family moved to Kirkintilloch in North Glasgow soon after where Angela attended school. Glasgow meant a lot to Angela, and she chose to live and work in the city for most of her