Independent Prescribing Optometrists, College review groups

College vacancy Volunteer Apply by 13 October 2023

The College of Optometrists is looking for Independent Prescribing Optometrists who mainly work in primary care to join our Clinical Management Guidelines Review Group (CMGRG) and Independent Prescribers Review Group (IPRG) to ensure that the Clinical Management Guidelines (CMGs) are up-to-date, evidence based and accessible. This is a voluntary role and not a paid position.

The CMGs set out the evidence to inform clinical practice and support clinical decision making for a wide range of common and rare eye conditions for all optometrists. They are also of value to all primary eye care providers including nurses, pharmacists and GPs.

Both of the group’s main function is to review the CMGs but it also provides input to some of the College’s policies, guidance, and patient resources.

Those interested in these roles should fulfil the membership requirements set out in sections 1, 2 and 3 of the Terms of Reference (download below). All applications will be assessed based upon these criteria; and if there are more suitable volunteers than available positions, names will be chosen randomly from the field.


Contact details

Cillian Horne
Closing date for application
13 October 2023
How to apply
Please send an email stating how you meet the membership criteria along with your CV to the email address above.