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Optometry

GOS Competency Training

NES provide training to support General Ophthalmic services in Scotland.

If you have not provided Eyecare services in Scotland for more than two years you will be required to (re)take the GOS Competency Training Assessment.

The assessment will be carried out on a live patient under examination by one of our Postgraduate Tutors and involves a practical assessment in Volk, Contact tonometry and slit lamp. You also need to watch the visual fields lecture provided in the competency pack that you can download from Portal: https://portal.scot.nhs.uk


NES Optometry will provide the assessment and certificate upon completion and training if required.
 
We currently run the assessments in two locations. If you'd like to take the assessment in the LOTT (Lauriston Optometric Teach and Treat Clinic) in Edinburgh please email your availability to Pam McClean pam.mcclean@nes.scot.nhs.uk or if you'd prefer to take the assessment in WOSCOTT (West of Scotland Teach and Treat Clinic) in Stobhill Hospital in Glasgow please liase with Madeline.harvey-brown Madeline.harvey-brown@nes.scot.nhs.uk. If you'd like to take the assessment in either Aberdeen or Inverness please email your availability to Colin Pettinger Colin.Pettinger@nes.scot.nhs.uk. Please be aware our tutors work part time but will try to accommodate specific date requests where practical.

Please be aware that there is no charge for the competency assessment

For more information email: optometry@nes.scot.nhs.uk