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The Newmedica Worksop eye health clinic and surgical centre operates from The Dukeries, Worksop and provides services for both NHS-funded and private patients. The clinic is led by consultant ophthalmologists, Alex Brent, Soon Ch’ng, Moneesh Patel and James Tildsley, alongside operational director, Joanne Fahey.

How to find us

By Car:
Please note this is a shared service building – we are not located within the hospital complex.

The building is located on Retford Road in Manton of the Worksop area only half a mile from the town centre and within 2 miles easy access of the A1. Junction 30 off the M1 is a 6-mile drive away. We are located next door to the McDonald's on Retford Road.

The clinic provides plenty of free parking with disabled spaces and convenient drop-off areas for ambulances or transport. Please note this is a shared service building – we are not located within the hospital complex.

By Train:
There is an East Coast main line railway station at Retford 8 miles away. The Robin Hood Line links Worksop with Mansfield and Nottingham.

By Bus:
The number 42 / 43 buses cover travel between Retford and Worksop including via Manton.

Services provided at this clinic

Our surgeons

I am a fully UK trained substantive ophthalmology consultant with advanced subspecialist training in vitreoretinal surgery and medical retina.

After completing ophthalmology training in the Midlands, I was awarded entry as a fellow to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth). Subsequently I completed two specialist vitreoretinal fellowships at university teaching centres. This honed my skills for complex cataract, emergency retinal and elective macular surgery.

As an appointed member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists examining board, I am engaged in training the ophthalmologists of the future. I also have a great passion for teaching and was awarded an honorary lectureship by De Montfort University, Leicester.

I aspire to provide the best possible care for my patients by providing them with the most advanced surgical techniques and giving them access to information to make informed choices.

I have a wide experience in the medical and surgical treatment of general eye conditions, complex cataract surgery, retinal and macular diseases such as retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusions, uveitis, and diabetic retinopathy.

I graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2006 and completed my ophthalmology specialty training in Wales and East Midlands (Leicester), England. I then went on to complete one year of research fellowship in medical and vitreoretinal surgery in Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, England.

My research work includes the development of a new hypersonic vitrectomy for retinal surgery and retinal implants. I also completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery in Birmingham Midlands Eye Centre (BMEC), to further develop my experience in managing retinal conditions such as retinal detachment, macular hole and epiretinal membrane surgery and serious ocular conditions such as endophthalmitis and penetrating eye injuries.

I am currently working at BMEC as a consultant ophthalmologist with a special interest in vitreoretinal surgery and I am the Eye Emergency Department lead clinician.

I am a consultant ophthalmic surgeon specialising in cataract surgery, medical retinal diseases (including macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, retinal vein occlusions), uveitis (ocular inflammation) and acute eye conditions I trained at Sheffield Medical School and completed my higher surgical training in Ophthalmology in Nottingham and Derby. I underwent advanced training in cataract surgery, medical retina and uveitis in Derby, Nottingham, and Birmingham.

I am the clinical lead for Newmedica Barlborough.

I graduated in 2002 in Medicine at the University of Aberdeen. I began my ophthalmology training in 2004, gaining ten years of experience at Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow, and Nottingham, as well as 18 months subspecialty training in advanced medical and surgical management of glaucoma. In January 2022 I was appointed Clinical Director for Ophthalmology for Derby and Burton NHS Trust.

I perform cataract surgery, including complex cataract surgery. For glaucoma treatment I perform laser treatment including YAG peripheral iridotomies and selective laser trabeculoplasties. I also offer a range of private surgical assessments and treatment.

I also review all glaucoma patients who are reviewed by the clinical team within Newmedica Barlborough and Worksop.

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.

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This service is delivered at Newmedica Worksop by North Derbyshire Newmedica Limited, a joint venture partnership company within the Newmedica Group. North Derbyshire Newmedica Limited is registered with the Care Quality Commission, provider number 1-6223266860

Directors: Mr Alex Brent, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Mr Soon Ch’ng, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Mr Moneesh Patel, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Mr James Tildsley, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Ms Joanne Fahey, Registered Manager.