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The Newmedica Barlborough eye health clinic and surgical centre operates from Midland Place, Barlborough Links Business Park and provides services for both NHS-funded and private patients. The clinic is led by consultant ophthalmologists, Alex Brent, Soon Ch’ng, Moneesh Patel and James Tildsley, alongside operational director, Joanne Fahey.

How to find us

Newmedica Barlborough is located at Midland Place within Barlborough Links Business Park, situated immediately adjacent to Junction 30 of the M1 Motorway. Chesterfield is located 9 miles to the southwest and Sheffield approximately 13 miles northwest.

Please read below for detailed information how to get to the clinic.

By car

Exit the M1 at Junction 30 and follow the A616 signposted Worksop. Keep in the right-hand lane to take the third exit at the roundabout onto Oxcroft Way. At the roundabout take the third exit onto High Hazels Road signposted Industrial Estate. Take the first right onto Midland Place. Drive up the hill and take the third left into 1 Midland Place.

By bus
The 77 and 77A bus stops on Chesterfield Road near McDonald’s – it is a 5-minute walk to Newmedica via Tally’s End.

By train

Chesterfield train station is 8 miles/25-mins via taxi.

Visit the National Rail website for train times.

Our surgeons

I am a fully UK trained substantive ophthalmology consultant with advanced subspecialist training in vitreoretinal surgery and medical retina.

After completing ophthalmology training in the Midlands, I was awarded entry as a fellow to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth). Subsequently I completed two specialist vitreoretinal fellowships at university teaching centres. This honed my skills for complex cataract, emergency retinal and elective macular surgery.

As an appointed member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists examining board, I am engaged in training the ophthalmologists of the future. I also have a great passion for teaching and was awarded an honorary lectureship by De Montfort University, Leicester.

I aspire to provide the best possible care for my patients by providing them with the most advanced surgical techniques and giving them access to information to make informed choices.

I have a wide experience in the medical and surgical treatment of general eye conditions, complex cataract surgery, retinal and macular diseases such as retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusions, uveitis, and diabetic retinopathy.

I graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2006 and completed my ophthalmology specialty training in Wales and East Midlands (Leicester), England. I then went on to complete one year of research fellowship in medical and vitreoretinal surgery in Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, England.

My research work includes the development of a new hypersonic vitrectomy for retinal surgery and retinal implants. I also completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery in Birmingham Midlands Eye Centre (BMEC), to further develop my experience in managing retinal conditions such as retinal detachment, macular hole and epiretinal membrane surgery and serious ocular conditions such as endophthalmitis and penetrating eye injuries.

I am currently working at BMEC as a consultant ophthalmologist with a special interest in vitreoretinal surgery and I am the Eye Emergency Department lead clinician.

I am a consultant ophthalmic surgeon specialising in cataract surgery, medical retinal diseases (including macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, retinal vein occlusions), uveitis (ocular inflammation) and acute eye conditions I trained at Sheffield Medical School and completed my higher surgical training in Ophthalmology in Nottingham and Derby. I underwent advanced training in cataract surgery, medical retina and uveitis in Derby, Nottingham, and Birmingham.

I am the clinical lead for Newmedica Barlborough.

I graduated in 2002 in Medicine at the University of Aberdeen. I began my ophthalmology training in 2004, gaining ten years of experience at Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow, and Nottingham, as well as 18 months subspecialty training in advanced medical and surgical management of glaucoma. In January 2022 I was appointed Clinical Director for Ophthalmology for Derby and Burton NHS Trust.

I perform cataract surgery, including complex cataract surgery. For glaucoma treatment I perform laser treatment including YAG peripheral iridotomies and selective laser trabeculoplasties. I also offer a range of private surgical assessments and treatment.

I also review all glaucoma patients who are reviewed by the clinical team within Newmedica Barlborough and Worksop.

Patient testimonials

Attended for two cataract replacements. The staff were extremely positive and reassuring from the moment I first stepped in the door until I left after the final follow-up visit. It was clear that this is a very well organised and caring establishment.

Chris Cook (posted 27 Nov 2020)

I am more than happy to recommend the support staff and surgical team who were so professional and caring in what is for most patients a worrying time attending for an eye operation. I was put at my ease and taken through the procedure quickly and painlessly. A big Thank You to all persons involved. Wonderful service.

Anonymous posted (27 Nov 2020)

Diagnosed by optician with cataracts in late July. Initial assessment by Newmedica in August and surgery in October. Just how more efficient can you get!

Delightful friendly staff who explained everything needed and a super efficient surgeon who performed the task quickly. It wasn't painless but neither was it painful. Perhaps a little uncomfortable but nothing that wasn't tolerable.

My eye was blurred for most of the day but the following morning my sight through that eye was amazing; as if I was a child once more. So clear and sharp and no pain whatsoever.

My post surgery check up was easy with quick checks on the corrected eye by the ever efficient staff and a check and chat with the amazing man who gave me back my sight in that eye.

I was so lucky to have been referred to Newmedica by my opticians and can't thank the people there enough. They change lives.

Now I have to be patient and wait a short while before my other eye is done. I think it's pretty clear that I would have no hesitation at all recommending Newmedica.

Paul Key (posted 29 Nov)

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How do I get referred?

Your optician or GP will discuss the various treatment options available to you and where you can choose to have your treatment. You’ll be able to take the time to decide where you’d like to be treated, and your GP or optician will make the arrangements for your referral.

How to refer

Please follow your local protocol regarding referrals – we accept direct referrals by secure email newmedica.referrals@nhs.net, fax 0207 924 6262, OptoManager and post. Please call us on the number at the top of this page if you would like any further information about making a referral to Newmedica.

contact us

This service is delivered at Newmedica Barlborough by North Derbyshire Newmedica Limited, a joint venture partnership company within the Newmedica Group. North Derbyshire Newmedica Limited is registered with the Care Quality Commission, provider number 1-6223266860

Directors: Mr Alex Brent, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Mr Soon Ch’ng, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Mr Moneesh Patel, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Mr James Tildsley, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Ms Joanne Fahey, Registered Manager.