Optometrists within Scotland are providing a level of patient care which focuses on identifying sight threatening disease early, and treating and managing more minor ocular conditions within the community. Our strategy at NES aims to up-skill and support Optometrists to meet the demands of the General Ophthalmic Services Contract in providing the best possible care to their patients.
- Continuing to develop clinical skills
- Providing innovative and supportive CPD
- Rolling out education to staff who support the provision of service
- Linking to other workstreams e.g. Orthoptists, Pharmacists, General Practitioners
With a focus on regional development and practitioner focussed learning, NES aims to develop a quality workforce. A team of regional Tutors appointed in Summer 2011 will further this strategy.