MB ChB MD FCROphth
Ophthalmologist, Cataract and Oculoplastic surgeon
I am a Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon, leading the Oculoplastic service at The James Paget University Hospital. I also have a private practice based at the Spire Hospital Norwich. I am very proud to provide a professional and caring quality friendly service to my patients who have commented on my demeanour, surgical skills and expert aftercare. I am delighted to provide great patient relationships and ensure that all my patients receive a premium level of care. Whether this is the elderly and vulnerable within the NHS or younger fitter patients needing speedy care in order to continue to work.
I am registered as an eye specialist with the General Medical Council and work at several private facilities with Care Quality Commission registration.
My specialties include ophthalmic and reconstructive plastic surgery, cataract surgery and lacrimal surgery. I am a member of the multi-disciplinary Skin cancer MDT, which manages complex skin cancer cases, at The James Paget and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals. One of my main interests is in the treatment of eye lid and periocular lumps and bumps and the assessment and management of skin cancers around the eyes.
My undergraduate training took place at Sheffield University medical school before I went on to complete specialist training in Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Here I met many Ophthalmologists in training from around the world leading to lifelong international connections and friendships in Ophthalmology and a more global understanding of eye care provision. This network of colleagues then inspired me to travel to Australia for a fellowship in Oculoplastic, Corneal and Cataract surgery at the Royal Perth Hospital in Western Australia.
My first consultant job was at the Royal Free Hospital in London from where I was lured to work at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in Norfolk in 2004. I have become integrated into Norfolk Life having married the son of a Norfolk farmer who is the owner and winemaker at the Chet Valley Vineyard in South Norfolk.
I now have over 20 years experience as a consultant Ophthalmologist and I am a senior consultant in the Eye department at the James Paget University Hospital. From 2016 until 2022 I have had a lead role in curriculum development at the University of East Anglia Medical School on the special senses module in year 3 - Neurology and Ophthalmology. Within this role I have had responsibility for teaching and assessment of undergraduate medical students. I have been very active in training and assessment in Ophthalmology during my years as a consultant and have been an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists from 2006 to date and held the lead role for the Diploma exam. I have been a Clinical tutor and Educational Supervisor for trainees in Ophthalmology including the GP tutor for trainees in Ophthalmology at the JPUH.
I am a founder member of the British Oculoplastic Surgeons society BOPSS.
I have recently been elected to the board of Trustees at the sight loss charity Vision Norfolk.
I am married with one daughter, two step children and 3 grand children. As a busy working Mum I am used to having a full schedule and I understand the pressures of everyday life. I can empathise with active people who need to get on with their lives and who need their eye lid problem, watery eye or cataract sorted out in a professional, discrete and efficient manner so they can continue to do the things they need to. I have the expertise, experience and skills to help, coupled with a compassionate and accommodating nature. I would be happy to help you given the opportunity to do so.