A general ophthalmic services (GOS) compliance toolkit for Scotland has been launched by the Association of Optometrists (AOP). The free to access resources were designed to ensure practices had the correct policies and processes for their NHS compliance visits.

Kevin Wallace, special advisor to the AOP, said: ‘Practices in England have benefitted from the availability of a similar support tool for some time. We recognised that this was an inequitable position and we thought it was time that we did something about it.

‘More generally, we know our members are experts in eye care, but we also know that, like many small business owners, they find some of the administrative requirements to be time-consuming and stressful. We hope that this tool will go some way to helping with that process.’

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