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Over 100 eyecare experts from the Edinburgh area recently attended a roadshow held to inform them of new regulatorty changes.

The free event at the Hilton Grosvener was targeted at ophthalmic teams delivering General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) in NHS Scotland.

The roadshow which dropped by the city as part of a countrywide tour was arranged to answer a variety of recent developments and changes. This includes support for ophthalmic teams in relation to their understanding of amendments to the 2006 GOS regulations and changes to primary and supplementary eye examinations.

Samantha Watson, Chair of Optometry Scotland, said: “Our Edinburgh event was a great success in raising awareness and enhancing understanding, while also providing bespoke information to individual practices”.

“It’s vital that Edinburgh’s ophthalmic teams are well supported In the effective delivery of GOS, including a strong understanding of fresh amendments to the original 2006 regulations, payment verification arrangements, eOpthalmic, and more.

“In particular, Optometry Scotland is keen to ensure that the revised GOS Statement meets its aim of allowing for greater professional judgement when carrying out eye examinations and delivering a more needs-led, patient-centred approach to GOS.”