Publication - Progress report

Community eyecare services: review

Published: 19 Apr 2017
Population Health Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care

Report on how eyecare services are currently delivered, with recommended actions which will lead to improvements to meet patients' needs.

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Community eyecare services: review
Annex A: Role and Remit of the Review Group

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Annex A: Role and Remit of the Review Group

In carrying out the Review, a Review Group was set up consisting of key stakeholders involved in delivering community optometry services.


The Review Group was chaired by Hamish Wilson, and include the following stakeholders:

Hamish Wilson

Chair of the Review

Nicola McElvanney

Chair, Optometry Scotland

Janet Pooley

Scottish Government Optometry Adviser

Catherine Taysum

Chair, Scottish Optometric Adviser Group

Carrie McEwen

Ophthalmology Adviser, Scottish Government

Martin Morrison

Practitioner Services, National Services Scotland

David Howie

Patient representative, Alliance

Linda Mason

Patient representative, Scottish Health Council

Debbie McGill

Optometry Scotland Executive Team

Frank Munro

Optometry Scotland Executive Team

Samantha Watson

Optometry Scotland Executive Team

Graham Cormack

Chair, Eyecare Scotland

Samantha Whipp

Principal Information Analyst, ISD

Campbell Chalmers

Scotland Director, RNIB

Alex Bowerman

Scottish Government

Richard Foggo

Deputy Director, Primary Care Division, Scottish Government

Linda Gregson

Team Leader, Primary Care Interfaces, Scottish Government

Liam Kearney / Calum Drummond / Laura McCulloch (secretariat)

Primary Care Interfaces, Scottish Government

The aim of the Review Group was:

  • To provide governance, direction, advice and make key decisions relating to the Review.
  • To consider and agree options and recommendations.

The Chair of the Review also met with a range of healthcare professionals during the review period including those from a number of territorial Boards, NHS Education for Scotland and the General Optical Council to hear their views on optometry services in Scotland.


Email: Liam Kearney

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road