Community Eyecare

Every patient matters

Since 2012, the year Community Health and Eyecare was founded, CHEC as we like to call ourselves for short, is no the largest provider of community-based ophthalmology services in the UK.

Over the years our team has built a reputation of patient focused care, ensuring we are responsive and considerate to the needs of our patients. As a leading independent healthcare organisation exclusively delivering NHS care, our growing reputation is underpinned by our dedicated medical and nursing staff, supported by the rapidly growing administration team in the background.

As a CQC registered organisation, we have developed our own IT infrastructure to allow us to change pathways in line with evidence base practice released by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Royal college of ophthalmologists.

Although our Head Office is based in Preston, CHEC operate from over 100 locations nationwide. In 2019, with the support of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), CHEC opened our flagship cataract and surgical centre in Stoke on Trent. This was followed rapidly with our first unit in Wales, with plans to bring more exceptional services to further national sites to support of hospital colleagues in delivering high quality eyecare closer to home.

Our vision is simple. Eyecare delivered in the community offers patients greater choice, flexibility and much reduced waiting times.

Why Choose us?

  • See an experienced consultant ophthalmologist at a time and place convenient to you, not us.
  • Local services for patients, reducing journey times significantly.
  • Improving access, choice and reducing waiting times.
  • We can see patients within 7 days of referral and all patients are seen within 2 weeks.
  • Reducing unnecessary referrals to the hospital. We can deal with over 95% of cases referred to us without the need to go to hospital.
  • Provision of better self-help information for patients to manage their conditions more effectively.
  • Improved patient experience. We see in the region of 120,000 patients per year and we have overall 99% patient satisfaction from feedback.

Every patient matters

Community Health Story

This is the story ( so far ) of Community Health and Eyecare Ltd and our successful growth over the last years.

Visions & Values

Find out the vision of what we want Community Health and Eyecare Ltd to be and how our values help to deliver Quality.

Quality of Care

Find out more about our commitment to delivering high standards of care to all our Eye patients

Our People

Find out more about out directors and senior managers and how we all work as a team to deliver.

Our Locations

Find out more info on our hospital locations and facilities.