Optometric Advisory Committee Membership
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.
|Director with responsibility for Optometry (Executive Officer)||Dr David Felix|
|NES Optometry Lead Officer (Programme Director)||Dr Janet Pooley|
|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|
|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|
|Optometric Adviser||Dr Janet Pooley|
|Ophthalmology Adviser||Prof Carrie MacEwen|
|NHS in Scotland|
|Chair of NES Orthoptist Advisory Forum||Hazel McWhinnie|
Requests for Observers shall be submitted in writing to the Executive Officer at least one month in advance of an OAC meeting.
A member of NES staff will be responsible for scheduling meetings, minuting actions, and e-mailing out the agenda and papers for the Committee.