AOP seeks members’ views on Welsh Government consultation

The Association will host a member focus group and peer review event in Swansea on 5 June

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The AOP is seeking members’ views on the Welsh Government‘s consultation on the proposed changes to how optometry services are provided in primary care in Wales.

The Welsh Government has said that it hopes that the eight-week consultation, which closes on 19 June, will help to guide an increased scope for eye care services in Wales.

To engage and encourage feedback from members, which will be used to inform the AOP’s response to the consultation, the Association is hosting a focus group and peer discussion event in Swansea on 5 June.

To be held at Morgans Hotel between 6.30–8.45pm, the AOP’s chief executive, Adam Sampson, and its representative on Optometry Wales, Kamaljit Kalsi, will open the event with a 30-minute focus group discussion on the proposed changes to optometry services provided in primary care in Wales.

This will be followed by a 60-minute peer review, led by AOP clinical director, Dr Peter Hampson.

The event is accredited for three interactive CPD points. To book, visit the AOP website.

The AOP has also published a frequently asked questions (FAQs) document about the consultation, including what it means for practitioners, the AOP’s current view on the proposed changes and the possible outcomes, on its website. It will soon be highlighting other ways practitioners can share their views over the coming weeks.