From the North: M5 J11 then follow A40 towards Gloucester. At Elmbridge Court roundabout take A417 towards Cirencester. At next roundabout take 2nd exit signed Hotel and Superstore, service is 300yds on the left.
From the South: M5 J11 then follow A40 towards Gloucester. At Elmbridge Court roundabout take A417 towards Cirencester. At next roundabout take 2nd exit signed Hotel and Superstore, service is 300yds on the left.
From the East: M4 Jct15 to A419, 417 towards Swindon. Stay on A417, 419 for approx 30 mins until roundabout. Continue straight over until reach the next roundabout. Take the 1st exit towards Gloucester A417 continue until roundabout, 2nd exit. At next roundabout 1st Exit and service is 300yds on the left.
From the West: M5 north to jct 11a, bear left onto A417 towards Gloucester. Move to middle lane and take 2nd exit at roundabout, Zoons Court. Next roundabout take 1st exit into Barnett Way and service is 300yds on the left.
The Number 10 Gold bus stops half a mile from the service
Gloucester Train station is 2.5miles from the service. There is a taxi service from outside the station.
I was brought up in a medical family in Northern Ireland and attended Campbell College in Belfast. I studied medicine at Bristol University and was always intent on a surgical career. I am grateful to my close friend and colleague, Masoud Teimory, who convinced me to take up ophthalmology.
Junior posts were completed at Bristol University, St Thomas Hospital and Bristol Eye Hospital. I spent a period of five years as a registrar in Aberdeen with Professor John Forrester with a fellowship year in 1995 at Royal Perth Hospital Western Australia working with Dr Ian McAllister.
I have been a consultant in Gloucestershire since 1997 and have steadily built up my cataract and retinal surgery practice since that time. In more recent years I have been closely involved in developing efficient and award-winning services for the NHS with Newmedica.
I grew up and went to school in London before coming to Medical School in Bristol. I trained in Ophthalmology in the Severn region with visiting fellowships in the US and now work as a consultant ophthalmologist with an interest in cataract and retina.
I have held roles as an advisor for the ophthalmology content of the British National Formulary (BNF) and provide ophthalmology opinions for both the BNF and the children's BNF. I have a strong interest in research and continue to publish widely in the ophthalmic literature.
Furthermore, I have a strong interest in teaching and training with undergraduates and postgraduate trainees. I have completed various post-graduate qualifications, am a fellow of the higher education academy and continue to be actively involved in teaching of ophthalmologists in addition to allied health professionals.
I undertook my original training as an ophthalmologist in Cheltenham (2001-2005) before completing a series of high-profile fellowships. The first in surgical retinal at the renowned Western Eye Hospital (2005) in London, and then a higher surgical fellowship in medical and surgical retinal diseases in Singapore (2006), where I was awarded the International Council of Ophthalmology Fellowship.
I pursued further training with a cornea and refractive surgery fellowship in University of San Diego, California (2007). During that time, I worked with a pioneering refractive surgeon at CODET Vision Institute, Tijuana, Mexico.
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This service is delivered at Newmedica Gloucester – Brighouse 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; Mr Carl Hall, Registered Manager.