An inquiry set to be launched into the future of primary care in Scotland has been welcomed by Optometry Scotland.

Samantha Watson, chair of Optometry Scotland, has applauded the news from Lewis Macdonald MSP, convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee and was delighted that the spotlight has been put on the future of primary care services and their delivery.

She said: ‘We’re particularly pleased to see opinions being sought on key areas such as whether people would consider seeking other healthcare professionals without going through a GP. We eagerly await the outcome of this important review which will be instrumental in shaping the future of primary care services and encourage multi-disciplinary working – with the patient being at the centre of their healthcare and seeing the right professional at the right time close to their home.’