Gloucester Aspen

Aspen Medical Centre, Horton Road, Gloucester, GL1 3PX


Ophthalmology services in Gloucester Aspen

The Newmedica Gloucester Aspen eye health clinic and surgical centre operates from the Aspen Medical Centre and provides services for both NHS and private patients. The clinic is led by consultant ophthalmologists, Nigel Kirkpatrick, Adam Ross and Fadi Alkherdahji.

We cater for eye services across the region, including Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud, Tewkesbury, the Cotswolds', and the surrounding area.

Our clinic is open Monday to Sunday 8.30am - 5.00pm

Quality care provided at convenience for you

Ophthalmology services from our Gloucester Aspen clinic offer personalised care, quality lenses, and short wait times.

For nearly 20 years, we've provided ophthalmology services and expert care to thousands of individuals across England. As industry leaders in ophthalmology, we know just what it takes to provide the right level of support to protect people’s sight, so they can get back to doing what they love.

5 reasons why we’re the right choice for you

Our clinics are owned and led by the consultant doctors who care for you. For them it’s personal. The whole team are dedicated to understanding your needs so they can provide you with the best possible experience and we know this also results in measurably better outcomes.

Our personalised patient care will make you feel comfortable and at ease. We’ll give you a warm welcome, hold your hand if you’re nervous and be there for you throughout your time with us.

Our short waiting times means you’ll have your first appointment within a couple of weeks, and we aim to complete treatment within eight weeks of your referral.

We choose to use the highest-quality lenses which means you’ll get the best clinical outcomes, including some that can reduce your dependence on glasses. Importantly, we’ll always give you a choice and explain the options.

State-of-the-art facilities with the latest equipment, and free parking ensure you can focus on you when you come to visit us.


Excellent practice, bright and cheerful surroundings with helpful friendly staff I would recommend Newmedica to friends and family.

Visited December 2023

Getting referred to Newmedica

If you think you have an eye condition, you should see your optician or GP for a detailed assessment. They’ll go through all the options available and tell you where you can have your treatment.

The referral process will differ slightly depending on whether you want to be an NHS or private patient. You’ll find all the information you need on our NHS and private patient pages.

NHS patients

Learn more about our NHS services
and how you can be referred.

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Private patients

Find details about our private
options and how to get started.

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Self-referring? Call 01452 223334

Meet our consultants

We offer patients access to leading consultants who are also partners in the business, meaning they’re directly involved in setting our high standards of care.

How our patients rate us

We’re proud to have consistently high ratings from our patients on and Google.


We are actively collecting and monitoring our reviews and feedback for Gloucester Aspen to ensure our patients receive the best possible care.

Fully regulated by the CQC


Frequently asked questions

Do you offer NHS treatment?

Yes, at Newmedica, we offer NHS-funded treatment, to all those people who live in England.

The NHS offers you the choice of where you’d like to receive your NHS-funded treatment from, so you can choose Newmedica for your eye-care services.

How do I get referred to Newmedica?

If your optician or GP suspects you have an eye condition, they’ll explain all available options and where you can receive care from. If you want to choose Newmedica, just let them know and they can manage the referral for you.

How can I refer a patient to Newmedica?

If you want to refer a patient to Newmedica, just follow the steps in our referral guide.

Gloucester Aspen Referral Guide

Do you offer private treatment?

Many of our treatments and services are available to those wishing to pay themselves or through a private medical insurance. Contact us to book an initial appointment, or visit our private patient page for more information.

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How to get to us

By car

From the North: Continue on the A40 to Gloucester. At Elmbridge Ct, take the 3rd exit onto Cheltenham Rd/B4063. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Estcourt Rd/A38. At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto London Rd/B4063 and then left onto Horton Road. Go over one roundabout and at the next roundabout, take the 1st exit and Newmedica Aspen will be on your right.

From the East: A417 towards Gloucester. At Zoons Court Roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A417. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Corinium Ave. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Barnwood Rd/A38. Turn left onto Horton Road, go over one roundabout and at the next roundabout take 1st exit. Newmedica Aspen will be on your right.

From the South: Follow Bristol Rd/B4008, A38 and B4073 to Derby Rd in Gloucester. Continue straight onto Cole Ave/A38 and then continue onto the A38. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Painswick Rd/B4073. Drive 0.3 miles and turn right onto Derby Road. Continue onto Horton Road and take the 3rd exit at the roundabout. Newmedica Aspen will be on your right.

From the West: Take A40 to Tewkesbury Rd/A38 in Longford. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A40. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Tewkesbury Rd/A38. Follow Estcourt Rd/A38 to London Rd/B4063 in Gloucester. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Estcourt Rd/A38. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Estcourt Rd/A38. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto London Rd/B4063. Turn left onto Horton Road. Go over one roundabout and at the next roundabout, take the 1st exit and Newmedica Aspen will be on your right.

By bus

No. 6 bus, stops at Horton Road
No. 10 bus, stops at London Road and requires a short work

By train

The nearest train station is Gloucester and there is a taxi service from outside the station.

By free transport for those who need it

If you're having trouble getting to your appointment or surgery, we can help. We offer free transport for NHS cataract patients who need it.

We'll send a private hire vehicle to collect you from your home - early enough to make sure you arrive on time - and then take you back after. It's free of charge to you and to the NHS.

To book, you'll first need to check the eligibility criteria below, and then ask for the service when you book your appointment with us.

To be eligible for the free transport service you must:

1. Be attending Newmedica Gloucester Aspen, Newmedica Gloucester Brighouse or Newmedica Swindon for an appointment, or to receive treatment, for cataract surgery as an NHS patient

2. Have no alternative means of getting to your appointment or treatment, through family, friend, hospital transport, community transport or public transport

3. Live within 40 miles of Newmedica Gloucester Aspen, Newmedica Gloucester Brighouse or Newmedica Swindon

4. Be able to get yourself to and from, and in and out, of the supplied vehicle without assistance, or you're able to provide a carer or family member on the day of the transfer to support you getting to and from, and in and out, of the supplied vehicle.

We'll not be able to provide you with transport if any of the following apply:

1. You need to be transported to a location (including other hospitals) other than Newmedica Gloucester Aspen, Newmedica Gloucester Brighouse or Newmedica Swindon or your home

2. You require specialised equipment during the journey

3. You need to be closely monitored during the journey

4. You have a medical condition or have undergone major surgery (such as an organ transplant) where the potential side effects are likely to require assistance or monitoring during your journey

5. You have a medical condition or disability that could compromise your dignity or cause public concern in a private hire vehicle

6. You have a communicable disease with which travel on public transport or in a private hire vehicle is not advised

7. You have been clinically determined as at risk from using public transport due to being immunocompromised

8. You have cognitive/sensory impairment (such as dementia or some mental health illnesses)

9. You have significant motility/mobility impairment requiring specialised or adapted vehicles

10. You have safeguarding concerns in relation to travelling alone

11. You are unable to access existing free community transport options

12. The private hire company is unable to provide a vehicle due to a lack of available/suitable vehicles

13. Our availability of 20 transports per month have been booked by other suitable patients.


Important note about parking

When entering Aspen Medical Centre, parking for Newmedica can be found immediately after or opposite the first right turn. If these are all taken, we have additional parking around the bend on the left. Disabled parking can be found directly outside the entrance of Newmedica.

The aerial view of Aspen Medical Centre shows the Newmedica parking circled in orange. It’s important that you park in these zones, as parking outside the zones could result in a fine. Please also avoid parking in the other areas as this is not for Newmedica patients.

  1. Newmedica entrance
  2. Disabled parking
  3. Newmedica parking
  4. Site entrance

Once you arrive at reception, you’ll need to log your car registration within 15 minutes of arriving.

If you’re being dropped off, the vehicle will need to leave the premises within 15 minutes.

If you have any questions, please contact us on 01452 223 334.

This service is delivered by Gloucestershire Newmedica Limited, a joint venture partnership company within the Newmedica Group. Gloucestershire Newmedica Limited is registered with the Care Quality Commission, provider number 1-4155332499.

Directors: Mr Nigel Kirkpatrick, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Mr Adam Ross, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Mr Fadi Alkherdahji, Consultant Ophthalmologist.