About the Ophthalmology Network

The Ophthalmology Network works to improve the experience and delivery of healthcare for people accessing public sector ophthalmic services in NSW.

We do this by providing clinician input into the NSW Ministry of Health and the Australian Government on proposed policies and guidelines, and developing or adapting proven models of eye care for improved patient access and outcome.

Associate Professor Michael Hennessy
Ophthalmologist and Senior Staff Specialist
Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital

Associate Professor Andrew White
Ophthalmologist and Head of Ophthalmology Department
Westmead Hospital

The network’s stakeholders include:

  • clinical areas (medical, nursing and allied health professionals)
  • consumers
  • NSW Ministry of Health
  • local health districts
  • specialty health networks
  • NSW and ACT Branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)
  • Rural Doctors Network
  • Optometry NSW/ACT
  • Orthoptics NSW
  • Centre for Eye Health
  • Australian Ophthalmic Nurses Association
  • primary health networks
  • other non-government vision organisations.

Governing Body

The Governing Body manages the work of the Ophthalmology Network and reports against the operational plan to ACI Executive. Members include ophthalmologists, orthoptists, optometrists, ophthalmic nurses and academics.

Orthoptic Standing Committee (OSC)

The Orthoptic Standing Committee reports to the Ophthalmology Network Governing Body. The committee consists of orthoptists from across the public and private sector in NSW, academics, NSW Ministry of Health representatives and ophthalmologists.

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