And the other six health boards - Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Scottish Ambulance Service, NHS Health Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland and NHS National Services Scotland - will also not be attending.
Optometrists in Scotland are providing more and more eye health care to patients and the role is evolving further through IP optometrists, training provided by NHS Education for Scotland and a continual appetite for development in the profession.
In addition, it has been recommended all qualified specialist public health nurses working with the under-fives in Scotland should be 'reintroduced' as health visitors and the Scottish government should provide funding to NHS Education for Scotland to commission health visiting education programmes.
In a statement from NHS Education for Scotland (NES), Dr Kathy Morrison and Dr Lesley Rousselet, said: "NES are pleased to support this opportunity for local, targeted optometry education in Northern Scotland.
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is working with executive nurse directors to look at whether learning from the FNP approach can help service delivery for vulnerable families across all NHS Board areas.
This barrier is clearly seen in the fact that 35% of all IP optometrists practice in Scotland from only around 10% of all optometrists in the UK--as NHS Education for Scotland sponsors the theory course at Glasgow Caledonian University.
This PIN is being used to advertise a supplier event on the 19th February 2018 at NHS Education for Scotland office in Edinburgh from 9:30-12:00 in anticipation of a forthcoming tender for ejournals and medical databases.
Independent prescribing optometrists in Scotland can secure funding via NHS Education for Scotland (NES Optometry) to train to gain their further qualification so eye care provision of many conditions is managed in the community rather than in a hospital setting.