Dharmesh was appointed as a Commissioning Lead in June 2012. In Greater Manchester he chairs the Primary Care Advisory Group and sits on the GM Health and Social Care Strategic partnership board on behalf of whole optometric profession.
On the board, Dharmesh on behalf of primary care and optometry, has parity of voting rights with other key health and social care partners such as Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Hospital Trusts and NHS England.
He is Greater Manchester’s Local Eye Health Network Chair and also the Operational Lead for Primary Eyecare Services Ltd. Dharmesh is a member of Stockport LOC.
Dharmesh was a key player in the work to establish the Integrated Eye Service in East Lancashire and has unrivalled experience of service redesign and business cases for competitive tendering and ‘any qualified provider’ bids.
He continues to practice optometry at Dixon Optometrists in Stockport where he is a director and senior optometrist.
Dharmesh is also a former chairman of The Eyecare Trust and is a WOPEC Lead Glaucoma Assessor. He is in the process of attaining independent prescribing qualifications and working towards an ILM Coaching and Mentoring qualification.