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Ophthalmic Practitioner Contractor Database


The Ophthalmic Practitioner Contractor Database (OPCD) is a web-delivered data collection application for the management of the Ophthalmic List for each Health Board area in Scotland. This system facilitates the local management of each list and allows for local and central reporting of the lists and other supplementary information about practices / care homes.

The Ophthalmic Practitioner Contractor Database (OPCD) has been designed as a data collection system for Boards to maintain up to date information about Optometrists (OPTOMs) / Ophthalmic Medical Practitioners (OMPs) / Practices / Ophthalmic Bodies Corporate (OBC) and Residential Homes as it applies to the provision of General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) within Scotland.

Boards currently go through an extensive applications process for individuals wishing to provide GOS within a Health Board area. OPCD is not meant to replace this process. Extensive procedures have been designed to facilitate a uniform applications process across Scotland and OPCD will come into this at the end of the process when all appropriate data have been collected and checked.

Features Overview

The application is split into a number of components that are accessible to all Health Board users and appropriate ISD staff. These components cover all of the required data collection capability as well as reporting requirement. The main components are:

  • Search / Manage Individual (Optometrist / OMP)
  • Search / Manage Ophthalmic Bodies Corporate
  • Search / Manage Practice
  • Search / Manage

OPCD User Manual

Click here to download the latest version (1.5) of the OPCD User Manual Download pdf file

OPCD Contacts

Ian Dalgity
Information Analyst
Tel: 0131 275 6187 (ext 6187)


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