Contact us

The Newmedica Brigg eye health clinic and surgical centre operates from the Riverside Surgery and provides services for both NHS and private patients. The clinic is led by consultant ophthalmologists, Professor Bernard Chang, Owen Stewart and Bataung Mokete, alongside operational director, Helen Labrom.

How to find us

By car

Riverside Surgery is based 0.7 miles from Brigg town centre, on the roundabout off the A18, next door to Tesco. Parking is available on site, free of charge.

By train

Brigg Train Station is located 0.6 miles away from Riverside Surgery (3-minute walk)

By bus

Stopping at Cary Lane, a 1-minute walk to Riverside Surgery

SERVICE 4 Scunthorpe – Ashby – Lakeside – Broughton – Brigg

SERVICE C4 Wrawby – Barnetby – Humberside Airport – Kirmington – Brigg

SERVICE 9 Scawby - Hibaldstow – Redbourne – Kirton Lindsey – Brigg

SERVICE 91/92 Brigg Town Service (including Brigg Garden Centre, Cadney, and Howsham)

SERVICE 450 Immingham – Barton – Brigg

Services provided at this clinic

Our surgeons

I am a consultant ophthalmic surgeon with over 15 years’ experience, specialising in oculoplastics (eyelid surgery), lacrimal (tear duct) and orbital surgery.

I have been past senior Vice President and Honorary Secretary of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK and currently chair the External/Invited Service Review Group of the College. I act as an expert advisor on devices to the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency) and was involved with the national working groups that wrote the cosmetic surgery and refractive surgery guidelines.

I am a founder member of the British Oculoplastics Surgery Society (BOPSS) and a member of the European Society of Ophthalmic Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS).

I’m an avid believer in providing high-quality services for patients in an NHS setting and enjoy teaching and training.

I have been a consultant ophthalmologist in Leeds since 2009, specialising in medical and surgical diseases of the retina, vitreous and macula.

I trained as an undergraduate at the University of Bristol and obtained higher surgical training in ophthalmology on the South Thames rotation of the London Deanery from 2001. From 2004 to 2005 I received advanced subspecialty training in medical retina at Moorfields at St George's Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital. I then undertook fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery at the Sussex Eye Hospital followed by a further fellowship at St Thomas' Hospital in London gaining experience in the management of complex vitreoretinal conditions.

The medical retina aspects of my practice include the management of retinal conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and its complications and retinal vein occlusions.

The vitreoretinal practice includes conventional and vitrectomy management of retinal detachment as well as epiretinal membranes and traction, macular holes, flashers and floaters and the complications of cataract surgery. I also undertake routine and complex cataract surgery using modern techniques and lenses.

I have been a consultant ophthalmologist since 2002, specialising in advanced cataract surgery and intraocular lenses, (including multifocal implants and toric implants) corneal surgery and anterior segment disorders.

Patient testimonials

From my experience when I attended last Saturday I found New Medica to be very professional and caring. They were excellent in every possible way. Thank you for looking after me.

Michael Pogson (posted 30 Sept 2020)

To read further Newmedica reviews please visit

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, fax 0207 924 6262, OptoManager, PharmOutcomes 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 by Lincolnshire Newmedica Limited, a joint venture partnership company within the Newmedica Group. Lincolnshire Newmedica Limited is registered with the Care Quality Commission, provider number 1-4159087661. Directors: Professor Bernard Chang, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Mr Bataung Mokete, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Mr Owen Stewart, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Helen Labrom, Registered Manager.