NHS Cataract Surgery


SpaMedica is the largest provider of cataract surgery for NHS patients in the UK and offers treatment for cataracts and YAG Capsulotomy services. They now have 27 hospitals in most regions across England and are supporting CCGs and Trusts to reduce their waiting lists, with current waiting times of 2 to 4 weeks. They work in partnership with thousands of optometrists to deliver excellent care and support to each of their patients, and run one of the largest cataract post-op accreditation schemes for community optometrists.
SpaMedicaSpaMedica is one of the leading providers of NHS eye patient services and, in 2018 we became the largest NHS cataract surgery provider in the UK. We believe in giving people the best advice and choices to help improve their vision and providing a high standard of care to each of our patients. SpaMedica works in partnership with thousands of optometrists to deliver excellent care and support to each of our patients. We have a proven track record as a specialist provider of ophthalmology services providing NHS ophthalmology services as well as for private patients. We are currently the largest NHS cataract surgery provider in the UK, delivering more than 50,000 surgeries/treatments per year. We are dedicated to drastically reducing waiting times for patients by working together with community optometrists enrolled in our cataract post-operative accreditation scheme. By working together we can provide great eye care and ultimately improve our patients’ quality of life. We have more than 3,300 optometrists working with us within our ‘SpaMedica Accredited Partner Programme’ for cataract treatment, with over 70% of post-op assessments conducted by our community optometrist partners. A major benefit of our programme is the sharing of patient outcomes and feedback, which reflect the high standard of care and support we are delivering together. SpaMedica is registered with the General Optical Council (GOC) as a CET provider and you will receive one CET point for attending a SpaMedica Cataract Post-op Accreditation session. As we’re growing and due to open more hospitals and expand our service offering we’re always looking for optometrists to join us to head up our clinical service in our hospitals – if you’re interested in joining the SpaMedica team please contact our recruitment team on careers@spamedica.co.uk or click here to view  our current vacancies