Frank Munro joins GOC council

The Scottish optometrist has been appointed as a new registrant council member

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Frank Munro was this week (6 July) named new Scottish registrant council member for the General Optical Council (GOC) with immediate effect.

A practising optometrist in Glasgow and Lanarkshire, Munro’s interests include optometric service development, the management of acute and emergency eye care, chronic eye disease, low vision, myopia control and complex contact lens design.

Frank Munro
Frank Munro
He qualified in independent prescribing in 2011 and has more recently completed the NHS Education for Scotland glaucoma qualification.

In the past, Munro has held a variety of professional and government body roles, including chair and co-founder of Optometry Scotland, chair of the UK optometric therapeutic steering group, president of the College of Optometrists, and chair of the Scottish Committee of Optometrists.

Speaking about Munro’s appointment, chair of the GOC council, Dr Anne Wright CBE, said: “I’m pleased to welcome Frank to the GOC. Frank has a wealth of skills and experience in the optical industry which will be extremely valuable and insightful as we progress various strategic projects, such as our review of optical education and the implementation of our new Continuing Professional Development scheme. I look forward to working with him to continue our overarching mission to protect the public.”

Munro told OT: “I am delighted to join the GOC council and look forward to working with my fellow council members, as well as wider colleagues at the GOC, to fulfil our role of protecting the public across the UK. As a practising optometrist in Scotland, I am excited to contribute my knowledge and experiences as we continue our work to meet our strategic objective of delivering world-class regulatory practice.”