Ophthalmic Services: National Clinical Directors

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th November 2021.

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Photo of Nick Brown Nick Brown Chair, Finance Committee (Commons), Chair, Finance Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to work with NHS England to appoint a National Clinical Director for Eye Care, and formulate the responsibilities held in this role.

Photo of Nick Brown Nick Brown Chair, Finance Committee (Commons), Chair, Finance Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with NHS England on the appointment of a National Clinical Director for Eye Care.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS England and NHS Improvement are currently developing a role description for a National Clinical Director for Eye Care to support recovery and provide clinical leadership to NHS England’s work to transform eye care services. A national recruitment process will be launched in due course.

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