General Ophthalmic Services Roadshows

Optometry Scotland, in conjunction with the Scottish Government, has embarked on a series of roadshows to discuss the implications of the new, amended GOS regulations that come into effect on April 1 2010.

The first event was held in Aberdeen on the 10th March and attracted over 80 optometrists and dispensing opticians to the meeting.

The following day the roadshow moved on to Inverness with another fantastic turn out, of almost 40 optometry professionals attending, to hear about the new changes.

Past Chairman Frank Munro & Vice Chairman, Peter Carson delivered presentations aimed at covering the main changes to regulations. Following the presentation there was an open discussion and break out groups, allowing everyone to have an opportunity to participate in the deliberations. Steve Whittaker (Scottish Government Health Directorates) and Andy Kernan (Practitioner Services Division) were also on hand to respond to the many and varied comments from the audience.

OS Chairman, Gill Syme commented “We are delighted with the response we have had to the roadshows. All of the optometry professionals who have attended have given very positive feedback and the fact so many participated, shows just how worthwhile these roadshows are. The Optometry Scotland team is very much looking forward to meeting with a variety of other optometry professionals when the roadshow goes to Perth on Monday 22 March, Edinburgh on Thursday 25 March and Glasgow on Monday 29 March.

The forthcoming events are booking up fast but places can still be booked online at:

The remaining meetings are:

Perth – Monday 22nd  March 2010
Edinburgh – Thursday 25th March 2010
Glasgow – Monday 29th March 2010

All start at 6.30 pm for buffet followed by the presentations

Contact: Gavin Nicholson
Phone: 0131 557 8885