The Optometry Provider Board is the optical sector's voice in the governance structures of NHS Greater Manchester.
The Board is chaired by Dharmesh Patel and its members include representatives from all the GM Local optical committees (LOCs), the optometry not-for-profit provider company (Primary Eyecare Services), NHS Greater Manchester and from the University of Manchester Optometry School.
OPB provides representatives to the GM Primary Care Provider Board (PCB), as do the equivalent Boards for Community Pharmacy, Dentistry and General Practice. The PCB in turn provides delegates to represent primary care at a system Board level in NHS Greater Manchester.
The governance structure is shown in the diagram below. Click the diagram for a full explanation.