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The Newmedica Worcester eye health clinic and surgical centre operates from the Berkeley Business Park and provides services for both NHS and private patients. The clinic is led by consultant ophthalmologists, Malcolm Woodcock, Tarun Sharma, Ranjit Nair, Salman Mirza, Tom Jackson, Matthew Edmunds, alongside operational director, Josh Raden.

How to find us

By car
Newmedica Worcester is located at Berkeley Business Park and is within 1 mile of Junction 6, M5, making it readily accessible for all our patients. Please read below for details on how to get to the facility.

When exiting junction 6 of the M5, take the A449/A4538 exit to Worcester North/Evesham.

At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Warndon Way/A4440.

At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Wainwright Rd.

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Wainwright Rd.

Take the 3rd left, just passed the large Sainsburys distribution centre which will appear on your right-hand side.

We are located on Berkeley business park and will be on the left-hand side as you turn into the business park. When you turn into the business park, take the first left and you will see our Newmedica signage on the side of our building.

If using sat nav, please search for 'Newmedica Worcester' rather than by postcode.

By bus
The nearest bus stop to Newmedica Worcester is Shire Park Pool and is a 1-minute walk to our facility. The service operates regularly.

By train
The nearest train station is a 10 minute taxi ride to Newmedica Worcester.

Parking availability
Free parking available for all patients and visitors.

Disabled parking can be found directly outside the entrance of Newmedica.

Two on site EV charging stations available.

Services provided at this clinic

Our surgeons

Mr Edmunds is a consultant ophthalmologist with a particular interest in cataract surgery and additional specialist training in oculoplastic (eyelid), lacrimal (tear system) and orbital (eye socket) disease.

Originally from South Wales, he graduated from the University of Birmingham with Honours in 2002. He initially trained in general and emergency medicine in Auckland, New Zealand and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, becoming a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 2006. His ophthalmic training (2007-2017) was undertaken throughout the West Midlands and he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2015. From 2010 to 2013 he completed laboratory-based research into Thyroid Eye Disease (also known as Graves' Orbitopathy), gaining my doctorate (PhD) in 2015.

Mr Edmunds completed advanced sub-specialist training in oculoplastic surgery at Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre, and further oculoplastics fellowships at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He is a member of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) and the European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS).

Mr Edmunds always endeavours to provide a high-quality service to his patients, aiming to utilise his experience and training to ensure that the care he provides serves their best interests.

In 2008, Mr Sharma was appointed to Worcestershire Acute Hospital NHS Trust as a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon. He has established the complex glaucoma surgical service for the county of Worcestershire. Mr Sharma is interested in laser treatment for glaucoma, and glaucoma surgery including modern trabeculectomy with mitomycin-c.

Once he qualified as a medical doctor, he joined a three-year residency training programme in ophthalmology. He carried out his prospective randomised study on glaucoma surgery and on completion, was awarded the degree of MD in ophthalmology in 1994. He received training in Ophthalmology at Birmingham Eye Hospital, Oxford Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, where he held the post of Specialist Registrar and Senior Glaucoma Fellow.

His interest is in glaucoma investigations (disc imaging) and treatments including lasers, glaucoma surgery including modern trabeculectomy with adjunctive therapies and glaucoma drainage implant surgery. His research interests are in the quality of life in glaucoma, cataract surgery in complex glaucoma and modern glaucoma surgical techniques.

Mr Sharma published the world’s first paper on 5-FU in phacoemulsification to protect functioning glaucoma operation and has published more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific papers. He has been an active faculty member in various training workshops in glaucoma and regularly deliver invited lectures on these and other subjects at both home and abroad.

Malcolm Woodcock is a consultant ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon who carries out his NHS work at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. He set up and runs the vitreoretinal (VR) service in Worcestershire and is part of the wider regional vitreoretinal service based at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre (BMEC) at City Hospital in Birmingham. He is the nominated specialist in the Worcestershire for the referral cataract cases that have had complications and require further treatment. He specialises in the surgical treatment of complex cataracts as well as doing a high volume of routine cataract surgery himself.

Mr Woodcock also carries out a high volume of retinal surgery including macular hole repairs, peeling epiretinal membranes and retinal detachment repairs. In addition to his vitreoretinal work Mr. Woodcock is also a specialist in aviation medicine and from 2007 until 2014 was the head of Aviation Ophthalmology for the 3 armed Services (Fleet Air Arm, Army Air Corps and RAF).

Mr Woodcock speaks widely on ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgery to other doctors and professional groups including optometrists, GPs and military medial officers. He also lectures on aviation ophthalmology regularly at the Royal Air Force's Centre for Aviation Medicine and King's College London, in particular on its internationally renowned Diploma of Aviation Medicine course. He has also been involved in teaching and lecturing to medical students at the universities of Cambridge, Birmingham, Cape Town and UCL.

Mr Woodcock has very active research interests with active collaboration with Moorfields Hospital in London and the Centre of Aviation Medicine at the test and evaluation centre RAF Boscombe Down. He has numerous publications in the medical literature and given many presentations at both national and international meetings. He is a reviewer of papers for four international scientific journals in ophthalmology.

Research interests: Cataract and refractive surgery, Ocular trauma, Aviation ophthalmology, Premium Intraocular lenses, Toric anti astigmatic lenses and multifocal lenses, clear lens extraction refractive surgery.

Mr Mirza is a highly experienced Consultant Ophthalmologist based in Worcestershire. My areas of expertise include phacoemulsification cataract surgery including complex cases with coexisting diabetic eye disease, Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion and other retinal vascular diseases.

He is also a very experienced cataract surgeon with low complication rates. Mr Mirza also provides Intravitreal injection and implant procedures including Lucentis, Eylea, Avastin and Ozurdex.

He has been an investigator in research trials for retinal diseases and is passionate about teaching.

Mr Mirza is currently the Medical Retina Lead & Specialist and Audit Lead for Ophthalmology at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and a Senior Academy Tutor for University of Birmingham medical students. Prior to his appointment at Worcester, he was the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre Eye Casualty Lead and the Medical Retinal specialist and Royal College of Ophthalmology tutor for ophthalmic surgical trainees from 2008-2012.

Mr Nair did his Specialist Ophthalmology training in West Midlands including a fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. He has also done a post CCT fellowship in Oculoplastic surgery at Birmingham Midlands eye centre.

Mr Nair has been working as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Worcester Acute Hospitals NHS Trust since August 2007. He has been the lead for cataract services in the trust since 2014 and he strives hard to provide the highest quality of care to his patients. The feedback from patients and colleagues about Mr Nair has always been exceptional.

Other than cataract surgery, his interests in Ophthalmology are Paediatric eye diseases and eyelid procedures. Outside his work Mr Nair is a keen sports person and enjoys playing badminton, cricket and chess. He enjoys long countryside walks and travelling.

Mr Jackson is a Consultant Ophthalmologist with a special interest in cataract surgery and oculoplastic surgery. His NHS work is based at the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. He was appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmologist in 2015.

Mr Jackson gained his Medical degree at Bristol University as well as a First Class degree in Anatomy. He undertook his Ophthalmic training in the West Midlands including a Fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery in Leicester. Mr Jackson became a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2013.

Mr Jackson has a special interest in cataract surgery and oculoplastic conditions, including eyelid problems, watery eyes and orbital disease.

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 in Worcester by Worcester Newmedica Limited, a joint venture partnership company within the Newmedica Group. Worcester Newmedica Limited is registered with the Care Quality Commission, Provider Number 1-###########. Directors: Malcolm Woodcock, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Matthew Edmunds, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Tarun Sharma, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Ranjit Nair, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Salman Mirza, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Tom Jackson, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Josh Raden, Operational Director.