As one of the UK’s leading providers of NHS Ophthalmology Services, providing cataract surgery, AMD treatments and YAG capsulotomy, we are constantly growing, during 2019 we opened 7 new hospitals, with plans to open more in 2020. We are working in partnership with more optometrists, throughout England, to deliver excellent care and support to each of our patients.
The SpaMedica team spoke to over 180 ophthalmology professionals at the event, about who we are, what we do and why we do it. We met up with our current referring optometrist partners, and met new ones, sharing the patient stories from all our hospitals.
Paul Stout, SpaMedica’s Chief Executive Officer stated, “The feedback I have been given has been excellent; and a great way to showcase how we are so patient focused, with amazing outcomes and high quality care.”
At the event, Dr Alexander Silvester, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director at SpaMedica, shared his specialist knowledge on cataract surgery and best practices through a series of discussion workshops, interactive sessions and lectures.
On Sunday 23th, Dr Silvester hosted two discussion workshops, looking at cataracts in adults, providing an overview of the NICE guidelines and implications on practice, with all attendees earning 3 CET points. An interactive session was also held at the SpaMedica stand, showing a real-time cataract surgery video with commentary provided by Dr Silvester, earning attendees 2 CET points. Finally, on Monday 24th, Dr Silvester hosted two lectures, looking at post-cataract assessment, earning attendees 1 CET point.
SpaMedica is currently the number one provider of cataract surgery for NHS patients in the UK; currently performing more than 36,000 surgeries each year. A key part of our service is being able to offer our patients the opportunity to have their cataract post-operative assessment at their referring opticians practice – this is currently provided to SpaMedica patients by more than 2,500 community optometrists, as part of our Accredited Partner Programme.BACK TO BLOG