Latest PCA issued Wednesday 25th March

Here you can find the latest GENERAL OPHTHALMIC SERVICES (GOS) – COVID-19 – Provision of emergency or essential eye care during ‘lockdown’; Clarification of financial support measures announced in PCA(O)2020(4); Emergency dispensing. PCA(O)(2020)05  

Message from Optometry Scotland

Good Morning, Ongoing Provision of Essential Eyecare Services Last Friday, the Scottish Government offered to maintain the structure and integrity of community eyecare in Scotland by providing each practice with average GOS payments. This was further enhanced by the provision of additional payments for emergency and enhanced services. Last night, SGHD secured the Cabinet Secretary

Statement from Optometry Scotland

Dear Colleagues, Events are developing rapidly on the back of last nights announcement from our leaders we are again facing further change. The sentiment around the provision of emergency and essential services may also have changed so we have requested further clarification from Scottish Government Health Department on our intended role and will update 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