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Dharmesh Patel

Dharmesh Patel

Chief Executive, Primary Eye Services

Dharmesh is an optometrist by background and is chief executive of Primary Eyecare Services, the largest optometry 'not for profit' lead provider of enhanced eye care services in England. With a strong clinical pedigree as well as wide-ranging expertise in service design and procurement he remains actively involved in the role of Primary Care in its whole entirety.

Dharmesh was the inaugural chair of the Greater Manchester Primary Care Provider Board (2015-2023) and remains active on the board as chair of the optometry provider sub board. The board brings community pharmacy, dentistry, general practice and optometry together to act as a unified voice within NHS Greater Manchester.

He is a trustee of SeeAbility (a charity specialising in supporting people who have learning disabilities or autism) and committee member of Greater Manchester East LOC.
Dharmesh is the former chair of the Greater Manchester Local Eye Health Network and the Eyecare Trust.

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