The BIOS congratulates David Parkins, President of the College of Optometrists, who this week has taken over as Chair of the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC), which BIOS is a member of. We will make sure Orthoptists are in his sights!
Read full news release below..New Chair elected to lead the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC)
David Parkins, President of the College of Optometrists, has today taken over as Chair of the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC).
The Clinical Council, which brings together professional and patient organisations from across the sector, is the national clinical voice for eye health in England. Formed in 2013 under the Chairmanship of the Professor Harminder Dua, former President of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the Clinical Council has been working in partnership with NHS England to support the development of services to meet local population needs and improve outcomes for patients .
Following a vote of the membership of Clinical Council, David Parkins was elected as Chair. He said:
“The Clinical Council is now fully established under the excellent chairmanship of Professor Harminder Dua. I am proud to be taking over from him and chairing a body with such a vast collective expertise of commissioning eye health and sight loss services, including social care and ophthalmic public health.
“I am looking forward to working with NHS England, other Local Eye Health Network Chairs, CCGs, Health and Wellbeing Boards and the range of Providers within Eye Health on developing improved co-ordination and integration between services. We do need to start collecting performance data for our pathways using the new Portfolio of Indicators (developed by the VISION 2020 (UK) ophthalmic public health committee) to show we are delivering improved outcomes for our patients.”