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The Newmedica Bristol eye health clinic and surgical centre at Litfield House, Clifton provides a range of services for both NHS and private patients in the South West. The clinic is led by consultant ophthalmologists, Jeremy Diamond and Will Sheehan, alongside operational director, Julian Phillips.

How to find us

Litfield House is located on Clifton Down Road, satellite navigation systems will not direct you to Litfield House, it will take you to Litfield Road. If you are taken to Litfield Road, follow Litfield Road until you come to Camp Road. Litfield House Medical Centre is at the top of Camp Road on the right-hand side, look for the red post box this is directly outside the house.

Buses to Clifton Village:

8: Temple Meads via Broadmead & the Centre, to Clifton Village
505: Southmead Hospital via Horfield & Henleaze, to Clifton Village
9: Temple Meads via Kingsdown, Cotham & Redland, to Clifton Village

The closest bus stop to the clinic is Clifton Village (the same for the Suspension Bridge), see map for walking directions from the bus stop

By Car

M5 Junction 19: Follow the A369 and then onto the B3129 following signs for Clifton. Cross the Clifton Suspension Bridge (requires a £1 toll each way). After you cross the Bridge take your first left and at the next junction turn right onto Clifton Down Road. Litfield House is located on the left-hand side of the road at the corner of Camp Road next to the red post box.

M5 Junction 17: Follow the A4018. Follow signs to the City Centre. Continue along the A4018 for around 4 miles. You will cross a large open area, The Downs. At the end of this follow the short one-way system around the roundabout and follow signs for the zoo along the A4176. Continue along the A4176 passing the zoo on your left and then take your second left. Follow this road (Clifton Down) up to the top of the hill and Litfield House is situated on the left-hand side on the corner of Camp Road next to the red post box.

Our ophthalmologists

I was born in 1961 and went to school in Cambridge. I studied medicine at the University of Bristol between 1979 and 1984, qualifying with MBChB. My post-graduate training was undertaken in Bristol and Cheltenham, gaining higher surgical qualifications in 1990 (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons – FRCS and Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists – FRCOphth).

I completed a research PhD in 1994 under the auspices of Professor David Easty in the University of Bristol Department of Ophthalmology, after studying the biochemistry of eye infection.

During 1995, I undertook a Clinical Fellowship in Perth, Western Australia, working with Phil House and Bill Morgan (glaucoma) and Geoff Crawford (corneal surgery).

I was appointed consultant at the Bristol Eye Hospital in 1996.

I joined Newmedica when it was established in 2007 and have been a medical director ever since.

I grew up in Lincolnshire and attended school in Stamford, before moving on to the University of Bristol where I studied medicine from 1995-2001, graduating with MBChB (Hons).

I undertook my post-graduate training in ophthalmology at hospitals throughout the south-west of England, and completed this in 2012 when I was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth).

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my young family, playing squash, and running cross-country ultramarathons.

I have worked as a consultant ophthalmologist with Newmedica since 2014.

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 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.

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This service is delivered by Bristol Newmedica Limited, a joint venture partnership company within the Newmedica Group. Bristol Newmedica Limited is registered with the Care Quality Commission, Provider number 1-4752978345. Directors: Mr Jeremy Diamond, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Mr William Sheehan, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Mr Julian Phillips, Registered Manager.