Advice on Covid-19 for Scotland

Latest memorandum from the Dentistry and Optometry Division

Read the latest memorandum from the Dentistry and Optometry Division, Directorate of Primary Care, Scottish Government, issued 9 August 2021.

This memorandum advises on the following:

  • An update on physical distancing requirements in health and social care settings;
  • Revised Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) guidance for community health and care settings – environmental cleaning and waste disposal;
  • The allowance values, criteria and claims process for Continuing Education and Training (CET) undertaken by optometrists and ophthalmic medical practitioners (OMPs) in 2020;
  • The pre-registration trainee supervisor grant amount and claims process for trainee optometrists taken on, on or after 1 April 2021;
  • The public beta launch of the Eyes.Scot website;
  • The provision of a poster for use by all community optometry practices providing General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) in Scotland.

Letter from the Dentistry and Optometry Division, 9 March 2021

Read the latest letter from the Dentistry and Optometry Division, Directorate of Primary Care, Scottish Government, issued 9 March 2021.

This letter advises on the following:

  • Update on the transition to the pull model of PPE ordering – NHS Borders, NHS Lanarkshire, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde;
  • Update on financial support for practice premises, mobile practices and peripatetic services provision.

NHS payment disbursement to persons working within an independent service provider

Read the latest letter from the Dentistry and Optometry Division, Directorate of Primary Care, Scottish Government, issued 8 February 2021.

This letter advises NHS Boards and Practitioner Services of the arrangements for the NHS payment disbursement to persons working within an independent service provider setting, announced on 30 November 2020.

The payment is available to community optometrists and their optometry practice teams, including administrative staff and practice managers. Read the letter in full to find out more about eligibility and process to claim.

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