Optometry Representation in GM


Optometry Representation in Greater Manchester

A lot of planning and decision making for health now happens at a Greater Manchester level and this links into the ten localities. The Confederation acts on behalf of all the LOCs to ensure that the voice of optics is heard. The following are all topics, committees or boards where the optical profession has involvement.

  • Greater Manchester Health & Care Board

    The GM Health & Care Board is the overarching board overseeing the GM Health and social care system. It is made up of all key partners across the system including (but not limited to):

    • • 10 Clinical Commissioning groups

    • • 10 Local Authorities

    • • Hospital Providers

    • • Primary Care Providers

    • • Third Sector

    The new Mayor of Greater Manchester is also present at these meetings.

    The Health & Care board provides the oversight to the devolved GM Health and social care system and delivery of its strategic plan – ‘Taking Charge’ along with its total devolved budget of about £6billion.

    Download Taking Charge – The GM Strategic Plan for Health & Social Care

  • GMHSC Partnership Executive

    The GMHSCP Partnership Executive has responsibility for the operational and transactional issues related to the GM Health and Social Care Vision. It is the ‘engine room’ of the GM Partnership. It has specific responsibilities:

    • • Ensuring the delivery of the GM strategy: Taking Charge

    • • Accountability and performance across the system. This includes GM holding localities to account and localities being able to hold GM to account for the delivery of cross-cutting and GM level programmes such as Mental Health

    • • Allocation of the GM Transformation Fund and any similar GM level funding streams such as the delegated Digital Fund

    • • On-going monitoring of the use of GM funding allocations and sign off to further funding being released in-line with agreed investment agreements

    • • Management of the GM risk register and delivery of actions

    • • Development of the future Target Operating Model

  • Primary Care Advisory Group

    The Primary Care Advisory Group advises the Strategic Partnership Board of the views and abilities of primary care providers with a unified voice. It acts as the interface between the Strategic Partnership Board and the four discipline specific Advisory Groups (Optometry, Dentistry, Pharmacy and General Practice) facilitating two way communication and stimulating and engaging primary care provider colleagues. The Primary Care Advisory Group also ensures representation of primary care providers at a multitude of system wide groups and boards – including the following:

    • • GM Performance and Delivery Board

    • • GM Urgent and Emergency Care Board

    • • GM Digital Collaborative (Board and Clinical Reference Group)

    • • GM Cancer Board

    • • GM Transformation Fund Oversight Group

    • • GM Dementia United (Board and Implementation groups)

    • • GM Mental Health Board

    • • GM Diabetes Network (workstream of Strategic Clinical Network)

    The Primary Care Advisory Group co-produced the GM Primary Care Strategy with the GM Commissioners.

    Download Taking Charge - GM Primary Care Strategy

  • GM Local Eye Health Network (LEHN)

    The GM Local Eye Health Network ensures that the contribution of the eye health sector is maximised in the improvement of outcomes and reduction in inequalities. The GM Local Eye Health Network:

    • Supports the implementation of national strategy and policy at local level

    • Work with key stakeholders on the development and delivery of local priorities

    • Provide local clinical leadership for quality improvement, best outcome for patients, best use of NHS resources as well as planning and designing integrated care pathways.

    The network works closely with other clinical networks as well as commissioners, providers and patients.

    The GM Local Eye Health Network has developed a GM Eye Health Transformation plan – ‘Delivering Improved Eye Health across Greater Manchester’ and will lead on its implementation.

    Download Delivering Improved Eye Health across GM
  • Optometry Advisory Group

    The Optometry Advisory Group has been set up to provide overarching system leadership for optometry and eye health improvement as a part of the wider Local Eye Health Network. It provides a unified voice for primary eye care in Greater Manchester, utilising (with all stakeholders and partners) the GM Eye Health Transformation plan to implement the GM Strategic Plan (along with other national and local policies) and transform optometry to the benefit of the health and well-being of the residents of Greater Manchester.