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COVID-19 update from Optometry Scotland

MESSAGE TO OPTOMETRY SCOTLAND MEMBERS FROM DAVID QUIGLEY, CHAIR OF OPTOMETRY SCOTLAND Dear colleagues These are unprecedented times, and as we continue to monitor developments concerning COVID-19 I bring you an update on the activities Optometry Scotland is undertaking on your behalf. We have seen a stop to almost all domiciliary services as the Scottish

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). From the Scottish budget: “General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) Priorities To ensure regular,

Optometry Scotland in Focus

We have issued our latest OS in Focus to tell you what we have been busy doing recently. You can view the full PDF here; Optometry Scotland in fOcuS – Feb 2020 Please use the contact details provided in the newsletter if you’d like any further clarification or would like any more information about the

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