NHS patients

Everything you need to know about your NHS treatment with us

Who is entitled to receive NHS treatment?

You’ll be entitled to get NHS-funded treatment with us if you usually (and lawfully) live in England, which means you’re known as 'ordinarily resident'.

NHS treatment at Newmedica

The NHS now offers you a choice of where you’d like to receive your NHS-funded treatment to help you make the best choices for your circumstances and give you greater control of your care. We provide services for NHS ICBs, NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts, and other providers of NHS-funded services across England.

We work in partnership with the NHS to provide specialist treatment and care for a range of eye conditions. So, whichever eye condition you need treatment for, we're here to take care of you.

General ophthalmology

Sometimes an eye condition doesn’t fall perfectly into a specific category, which is where our general ophthalmology clinics can help. Our team of eye specialists will be able to fully assess your eye health and decide on the best treatment options for your individual needs.

Here’s how you can get referred

If your optician or GP suspects or diagnoses you with an eye condition, they’ll explain all the treatment options, as well as where you can choose to receive your treatment. If you’d like to choose Newmedica, just let them know and they’ll make all the arrangements for your referral.

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Are you a healthcare provider? Find out how to refer a patient

Going private

Some of our clinics can provide private treatment options too, whether you’re paying for your own treatment or using your private medical insurance.

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Frequently asked questions

Will I have any costs for my treatment as an NHS patient?

Not at all – once you’ve been referred to us to carry out your NHS treatment, all your costs will be fully funded by the NHS.

Can I choose where to receive treatment? Will I be sent to my local hospital?

The NHS offers a range of options when it comes to where you can choose to have your treatment, so you can now have greater control of your care.

That means you can now have your NHS-funded treatment through a number of different healthcare providers on behalf of the NHS. You can read more about NHS choice here, or you can download the NHS Choice leaflet here.

What are the typical waiting times for surgery?

Our waiting times tend to vary from clinic to clinic. We usually aim to get you booked in for surgery within a few weeks from your first consultation.

What aftercare is provided?

This will depend on the type of treatment you’re having, but we will normally see you for a follow-up appointment a couple of weeks after your treatment or until we’re happy for your preferred optician to take over with ongoing care.

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