Portsmouth clinic cuts waiting times

​The Practice Plus Group Surgical Centre reduced its cataract waiting times

The Practice Plus Group Surgical Centre in Portsmouth reduced its cataract waiting time to less than two weeks for NHS patients.

Professor Richard Newsom, clinical director of ophthalmology at Practice Plus Group, who carried out the 30,000th cataract procedure recently, said: ‘We’re very proud to be able to offer great care in a timely manner. We enjoy excellent patient feedback thanks to our group of highly experienced cataract surgeons and team of ophthalmology nurses.

‘People have been put off accessing healthcare unless it’s an emergency because of all the negative headlines, but we are here for people who are experiencing sight loss through cataracts. Patients not only regain their vision but they go on to sleep better and their mobility and overall health and lifestyle improves.’

The ophthalmology service has been running since 2006 and offers both NHS and private treatments.

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