Optometrist elected vice chair of CCEHC
Optometrist Zoe Richmond has been elected to serve in the role for the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning
Consultant ophthalmologist, Wojciech Karwatowski, was elected to the role of chair.
The pair will take over the roles in October 2021 from current chair, Parul Desai, and vice chair, David Parkins.
“As we stand on the brink of wholesale NHS reform, it is more important than ever that the voice of our sector is heard where it matters,” she emphasised.
Describing his focus for the role, Karwatowski highlighted: “My priority is to build on partnerships and mutual understanding between members, and maintain a focus on delivering efficient, effective and high-quality modern patient care now and into the future.”
Desai shared that serving in the role of CCEHC chair has been a privilege.
“The CCEHC has been a key voice in promoting eye health commissioning to deliver improved services for patients through developing a range of commissioning frameworks. The pandemic has revealed shortcomings in how eye care in England has been delivered and adopting the recommendations of the Council will be crucial if we are to lead the world in high quality eye care services for patients,” she said.