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Newmedica Grimsby is run out of the Cromwell Primary Care Centre and provides services for both NHS and private patients. The clinic is led by consultant ophthalmologists, Tim Manners, Bataung Mokete, Bernie Chang alongside operational director, Helen Labrom.

How to find us

The Cromwell Primary Care Centre is located 1.5 miles from Grimsby town centre, next to the Grimsby Auditorium.

By bus

Bus number 5: Riverhead Exchange - Immingham.
Stopping outside the Cromwell Primary Care Centre.

Bus number 6: ASDA Town Centre - Wybers Wood.
Stopping outside the Cromwell Primary Care Centre.

Bus number 4: Morrisons Laceby Road - Cleethorpes Sea Road.
Stopping at the Market Hotel (near Tesco Express and Lidl),
then a short 5-minute walk down Cromwell Road towards the Auditorium.

Non-emergency patient transport

NHS funded Patient Transport Services (PTS) are there to help people get to their hospital appointments when they are too poorly or are physically unable to get there otherwise.
Please call to book transport: 0808 164 3030


Take TransPennine Express train to Grimsby Station. Walk out of the train station and head for Bus Stop 5. From bus stop 5 catch the Number 5 bus or the Number 6 bus to Cromwell Road.

Our surgeons

I was born in County Durham and educated in Scarborough then Winchester, before medical school training in Nottingham.

I joined the Army for a short service commission and trained as a GP, leaving after the first Gulf War with the rank of major. A colleague in the Army inspired me to take forward an existing interest in ophthalmology into a career, and I trained in Newcastle, Norwich and Cambridge.

I specialised in glaucoma management with a particular interest in glaucoma surgery, and I was appointed in 1998 to York as a consultant with this interest. I set up a specialist glaucoma service which delivered 200 glaucoma procedures and more than 15,000 glaucoma consultations per year, as well as offering training to young ophthalmologists.

I was chair of the medical staff in York for four years and chaired the Yorkshire Glaucoma Symposium for 10 years. While in York I was a founder member of our local private partnership and a director of Consultant Eye Surgeons UK, out of which I was also a founder director of Newmedica.

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.

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 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: Mr Tim Manners, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Ms Helen Labrom, Registered Manager