Sheffield Local Optometric Committee

Sheffield LOC AGM 17TH May 2010

SHEFFIELD LOCAL OPTOMETRIC COMMITTEE

Minutes of the AGM Meeting
Held on 17 May 2010 at the Beauchief Hotel

Present: Phil Banton, Shirley Blundell, Gerry Cowley, Mike Daybell (Chair), Robert Hughes, Sue Wilford

Guests: S Haigh, T Hussain, H Shah, R Dobson, A Nawaz, D Timmins, D Hollens, A Rahim, N Sabir,
G Baggott, I Shabana, M Silvester

1. Apologies: Ian Van Hoof, Richard Oliver, Helen Bailey, M Pari-Jones

2. Minutes of the last meeting
The minutes of the last meeting held on 12 May 2009 were accepted as a correct record.

3. Matters arising
D Inman is required to act as auditor

4. Correspondence
None

5. Secretary’s report
Attached

6. Treasurer’s report
Attached – new treasurer to come in post to enquire on how the LOCSU funds are spent.

7. Chairperson’s comment
Attached

8. Appointment of Auditors
David Inman is appointed.

9. Any other business
• S Wilford asked the guests their experience of using the RIS. Mixed response from practitioners –
S Haigh to report back to the PCT. Some reported that a letter of information the new referral pathway in Sheffield had not been received. Details about the RIS to be added to the website, including contact details of Lynda Liddament.

• Guests are encouraged to refer to the website where information is available. More optoms will be invited to join the PEARS following a further training session in June. This will resolve the potential capacity problem with existing PEARS optoms.

• Paediatric scheme – each practice is required to go through a procurement exercise, which mostly will tie up with the governance issues. Procurement and process agreement to hopefully be finalised at the end of June. Developments on the scheme will be posted on the website.

• New members to be confirmed: Habib Shah,Tanneer Hussain, Azad Nawaz.

• Incoming Officers: Chair–Robert Hughes. Secretary-Phil Banton Treasurer-Helen Bailey.

Nominated G.Cowley. Seconded H Wilkinson

10. Date for next meeting: To be confirmed May 2011. Meeting closed at 8.30.

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