Hadrian House, Balliol Business Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE12 8EW
The Newmedica Newcastle eye health clinic and surgical centre operates from Hadrian House, Balliol Business Park and provides services for both NHS-funded and private patients. The clinic is led by consultant ophthalmologists, Gerard Ainsworth, Ayad Shafiq and Nicholas Wride, alongside operational director, Amanda Bargewell.
We cater for eye services across the region, including Newcastle, Gateshead, Durham, Northumberland and the surrounding area.
Ophthalmology services from our Newcastle 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.
Our hospitals 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.
Professional, speedy and very caring. Explain everything in detail and terms I could understand. Easy booking for both the assessment and surgery booking.
Visited October 2023
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.
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.
We’re proud to have consistently high ratings from our patients on NHS.co.uk and Google.
We are actively collecting and monitoring our reviews and feedback for Newcastle to ensure our patients receive the best possible care.
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.
Do you offer private treatment?
Our range of private treatments and services are available for people who opt to cover the cost of their treatment cost of their treatment themselves or have covered by their private medical insurance.
If you are interested in receiving private treatment, please visit our private-patient webpage for more information.
From the A1 Southbound
Exit A1 J79 (Gosforth Park) and take 1st exit on roundabout onto Rotary Way, at roundabout take 2nd exit onto the A1056. Follow A1056 for 1.5 miles, at roundabout take 4th exit onto A189 (South) for 0.5 miles at the roundabout take 2nd exit to stay on A189. At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Benton Lane for 0.4 miles. At roundabout take 3rd exit onto Balliol Business Park. At roundabout take 1st exit, Newmedica is located in the second building on the right.
From A1 Northbound
Exit A1 J79 (Gosforth Park) at traffic lights turn right onto Great Parkway, at roundabout take 2nd exit onto Rotary Way, at roundabout take 2nd exit onto theA1056. Follow A1056 for 1.5 miles, at roundabout take 4th exit onto A189 (South) for 0.5 miles at the roundabout take 2nd exit to stay on A189. At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Benton Lane for 0.4 miles. At roundabout take 3rd exit onto Balliol Business Park. At roundabout take 1st exit, Newmedica is located in the second building on the right.
From A19 Southbound
Exit A19 at West Allotment/Holystone Exit and take 3rd exit onto Holystone way A191, at roundabout take 2nd exit to stay on Holystone way A191 for 0.2 miles at roundabout take 2nd exit onto Great Lime Road B1505 for 1.6 miles at roundabout take 2nd exit to stay on Great Lime Road for 0.4 miles. At roundabout take 1st exit onto Benton Lane at roundabout take 3rd exit onto Balliol Business Park, At Roundabout take 1st Exit, Newmedica is located in 2nd building on the right.
From A19 Northbound
Exit A19 at West Allotment/Holystone Exit and take 1st exit onto Holystone Way A191, at roundabout take 2nd exit to stay on Holystone way A191 for 0.2 miles at roundabout take 2nd exit onto Great Lime Road B1505 for 1.6 miles at roundabout take 2nd exit to stay on Great Lime Road for 0.4 miles. At roundabout take 1st exit onto Benton Lane at roundabout take 3rd exit onto Balliol Business Park, At Roundabout take 1st Exit, Newmedica is located in 2nd building on the right.
Four Lane Ends metro is the nearest metro station (approximately 2 miles away)
Arriva X7 and X8 from Newcastle City Centre
Stagecoach X63 Newcastle-Killingworth/Killingworth-Newcastle
Arriva X8 Newcastle-Blyth/Blyth-Newcastle
Arriva X7 Newcastle-Blyth/Blyth-Newcastle
Stagecoach 62 Throckley-Killingworth/Killingworth-Throckley
Stagecoach 63 Chapel House-Killingworth/Killingworth-Chapel House
Central taxis 335 North Shields-Killingworth/Killingworth-North Shields
Newcastle train station is the closest train station and is approximately 5.5 miles away.
This service is delivered at Newmedica Newcastle by Newcastle Newmedica Limited, a joint venture partnership company within the Newmedica Group. Newcastle Newmedica Limited is registered with the Care Quality Commission, provider number 1-12541570792
Directors: Mr Gerard Ainsworth, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Mr Ayad Shafiq, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Mr Nicholas Wride, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Mrs Amanda Bargewell, Registered Manager.