Meet Our Team

Here are just a few of the friendly faces you’ll see when you visit SpaMedica. We have more than 400 staff with a huge range of experience and skills. We’re here to help and are focused on supporting you and our thousands of other patients through your surgery, treatment and appointments.

  • Paul Stout

    Paul is dedicated to growing SpaMedica across the UK, drastically reducing waiting times for treatment, continuing to deliver the highest quality care and supporting thousands more patients to achieve better vision. Paul joined SpaMedica as the Chief Financial Officer focusing on...

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  • Anil Pitalia

    Anil is the founder of SpaMedica, with 20 years’ experience as a consultant ophthalmologist and surgeon. His vision was to develop state-of-the-art hospitals where every patient is cared for in the same way as we would expect our family and loved ones to be cared for. And this ...

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  • Belinda O’Brien
    Chief Implementation Officer

    Belinda has more than 30 years’ experience working within healthcare and has played a vital role in the growth of SpaMedica over the last five years; providing an inspirational and supportive role to our clinical teams. Her responsibilities include the project management of new...

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  • Simon Shepherd
    Chief Operating Officer

    Simon has been in senior leadership roles in healthcare for 16 years, most recently as Executive Director of The Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle, South Manchester, the largest private hospital outside of London. Simon's responsibilities include quality assurance across all our hosp...

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  • Alexander Silvester
    Medical Director

    Alex plays an important role as SpaMedica’s Medical Director, with more than eight years’ experience in healthcare. He is passionate about research and is currently involved in the Global Vision Database and the ...

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  • Linda Grant
    Patient Relations Manager

    Linda prides herself in ensuring our patients are each individually cared for and meeting all their needs. She ensures the highest quality standards of customer service and cleanliness at SpaMedica are continually being met. She is focused on managing her team with enthusiasm and...

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  • Tom Critchley
    Lead Optometrist

    Tom is an experienced Optometrist and has held an advanced clinical role for a number of years. He uses his experience to provide the highest possible standard of care for all his patients. Another aspect of Tom’s role is to manage our SpaMedica Optometrist team and ensure they...

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  • Jessica Bradley
    Senior Patient Coordinator

    Jessica is the Senior Patient-Co-ordinator at the SpaMedica headquarters in Bolton. She ensures that the patients have a pleasant experience throughout their visits to SpaMedica. She supports the Patient Co-Ordinators in making our patients feel comfortable and relaxed during the...

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