1 December 2023

College Council Elections 2024 - nominations now open

Becoming a College Council member is a great opportunity to represent your colleagues, promote your profession and help shape the future of optometry.

The work of Council is particularly important during this period of change for the sector. We want to ensure the profession gets the recognition it deserves, continues to be valued and heard during all vital policy and healthcare discussions and decisions.

Our Council members ensure that we remain true to our belief in ‘professional excellence in eye health’ and accountable to our members by:

  • bringing members’ views to the attention of the College
  • sharing the College’s thinking, direction and activity within the region
  • providing leadership for their region by participating in local meetings as the representative of the College
  • participating in Council meetings three times each year – including the election meeting held at the College’s annual conference
  • electing the President, Vice President and Trustees
  • having the opportunity to join one of the College’s committees, working groups or reference groups
  • supporting College events in their region
  • contributing to the College’s public relations activity including acting as a spokesperson.

Help shape your profession

We are currently calling for nominations for Council members in the following regions:

  • Eastern
  • London
  • North East
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • South East
  • South West
  • Wales
  • West Midlands.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved and make a difference to your profession and to eye care provision in the UK.

Nominations are open until 5pm, Monday 8 January 2024.

Related further reading

How women are taking the lead In optometry and changing the face of the profession.

A message from Leon Davies, College President

A message from Leon Davies, College President