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Advisory Group

Optometric Advisory Committee Membership

Remit

Optometric Advisory Committee (OAC) will provide NHS Education for Scotland with strategic advice regarding the development and management of Optometric training in Scotland.  OAC will report to NHS Education for Scotland Board through NES Optometry Lead Officer(s) and the Director with responsibility for Optometry.  All Members of the Committee listed below are full members, i.e., voting members, with the exception of the Scottish Government's Optometric Adviser who shall remain a non-voting member.

Membership

*Nominated Substitute

NES
Chair Frank Munro
Director with responsibility for Optometry (Executive Officer) Dr David Felix
NES Optometry Lead Officer (Programme Director) Dr Janet Pooley
 
University
Representative from Glasgow Caledonian University Prof Anita Simmers
 
Professional Body / Regulator
General Optical Council / Lay Representative Dr Scott Mackie
The College of Optometrists Representative Jackie Martin
 
Profession
Chair, Optometry Scotland Nicola McIlvanney
Chair, The Professional Development Committee, Optometry Scotland Gillian Syme
Eyecare Scotland Representative Prof Roshini Sanders
 Head of Policy and Development, ABDO Barry Duncan
 
Scottish Government
Optometric Adviser Dr Janet Pooley
Ophthalmology Adviser Prof Carrie MacEwen
 
NHS in Scotland
Chair of NES Orthoptist Advisory Forum Hazel McWhinnie

Observers

Requests for Observers shall be submitted in writing to the Executive Officer at least one month in advance of an OAC meeting.

Secretariat

A member of NES staff will be responsible for scheduling meetings, minuting actions, and e-mailing out the agenda and papers for the Committee.