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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6O-00523
Asked by: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 1 December 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its discussions with Optometry Scotland regarding the request for a fee uplift and regular yearly review of fees, and the anticipated timeframe for a mutually agreeable settlement to be reached.

Current status: Answered by Maree Todd on 9 December 2021


Answer

I am pleased to confirm that, after due consideration, the Scottish Government will make an offer to Optometry Scotland regarding a 3% uplift to General Ophthalmic Services fees for the year 2021/22, backdated to 1 April 2021, as well as a commitment to continuing discussions with them regarding a process for future reviews of such fees.