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The Newmedica Lincoln eye health clinic operates from the North Hykeham Health Centre and provides ophthalmology services for NHS-funded patients. The clinic is led by consultant ophthalmologists, Professor Bernard Chang, Professor Richard Gale, Bataung Mokete and Owen Stewart alongside operational director, Helen Labrom.

How to find us

By car

Newmedica Lincoln is located within the North Hykeham Health Centre. This is located next to Richmond Medical Centre on Moor Lane, just off Newark Road (A1434), to the southwest of Lincoln.

There is ample free parking on site.

By bus

The nearest bus stop is Health Centre on Moor Lane, a short walk from the health centre. The bus stop is served by buses 15, 47 and 533.

By train

Hykeham Station is only half-a-mile from North Hykeham Health Centre. There is no taxi rank from Hykeham Station, but a taxi can be booked through Hykeham Cabs on 01522 501010.

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 refractive phacoemulsification, multifocal lens implants, custom match visual bleeding, corneal reconstruction with modern lamellar corneal graft techniques such as DALK and DSEK, corneal collagen cross-linking, intrastromal ring treatments and glaucoma management.

I graduated from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne with an undergraduate degree in medicine in 1993 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 1997. Previously, I have taken a keen interest in training the future generation of ophthalmologists by being trainee programme director (TPD) for ophthalmology in Yorkshire (North, East and West).

I have been a consultant medical ophthalmologist since 1997 and have pursued training in Yorkshire, Cambridge, Moorfields Eye Hospital, and Boston, MA, USA.

I took up a post in 2008 with leadership in inflammatory eye disease and development of medical retina services and have also been awarded ‘Best Clinical Service’ by the Macular Society.

I currently sit as president of the Medical Ophthalmology Society UK and have previously chaired the Specialist Advisory Committee for Medical Ophthalmology at the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board and the National Annual Review of Competence Progression Panel. I also sit as an honorary senior clinical lecturer at Hull and York Medical School.

My research interests are in the fields of inflammatory eye disease and medical disorders of the retina. I have an honorary chair at the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York and have developed and led the Ophthalmology Research Unit.

In 2017, I was awarded ‘Researcher of the Year’ by the National Institute for Health Research/RCOphth and have been the chief or principal investigator in around 30 research studies.

I have published numerous scientific papers and book chapters and am a joint ophthalmology specialty lead for Yorkshire and Humberside Local Research Network. I also currently hold the deputy chair for the National Ophthalmology Specialty Group (Northern).

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 at Newmedica Lincoln 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; Professor Richard Gale, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Mr Bataung Mokete, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Mr Owen Stewart, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Mrs Helen Labrom, Registered Manager.