Newmedica Swindon is situated in the Swindon NHS Health Centre in the town centre, just off Fleming Way and Princess Street.
The nearest car park is in the multi-storey car park, Whalebridge NCP, which is next door. This is a pay on exit car park and is also on Islington Street, SAT-NAV postcode SN1 1TN.
Swindon train station is a 10-minute walk.
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.
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.
Please follow your local protocol regarding referrals – we accept direct referrals by secure email email@example.com, fax 0207 924 6262, OPERA 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 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.