GOC appoints two new council associates

L-R Desislava Pirkova and Rupa Patel

Optometrist Rupa Patel and student optometrist Desislava Pirkova have been appointed GOC council associates and will sit alongside existing associates, Deepali Modha and Jamie Douglas.

The new recruits would gain boardroom experience through taking part in GOC council meetings and associated activity, plus by attending audit, risk and finance committee meetings.

Patel, a specialist optometrist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and a locum optometrist, has worked in glaucoma, medical retina, optometrist-led external disease, consultant-led cataract, complex adult refraction and specialist contact lens fitting clinics.

Pirkova is currently completing an optometry degree at Aston University and is a qualified dispensing optician. She manages a network of practices in Birmingham and owns a practice in Leicester.

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