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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21047: Stuart McMillan (Greenock and Inverclyde)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 17 January 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to progress the recommendation of the Community Eyecare Services Review to list dispensing opticians as optometrists.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 29 January 2019

The Scottish Government continues to support the Community Eyecare Services Review recommendation for dispensing opticians, who are key members of the community eyecare services workforce, to be nationally listed for the provision of some NHS eyecare services. The Government is currently exploring all options to find the most effective way of delivering this.