Mr Nigel Kirkpatrick, consultant ophthalmologist and partner at the Newmedica eye health clinics and surgical centres in Gloucester, is now the company’s new medical director.
He said he was spending a lot of time recruiting new consultants for its network of clinics nationwide, ‘making sure we pick the right people’ to give patients the best possible experience.
‘I get bored with doing the same thing all the time, so balancing the medical director role with working in my own clinics is perfect for me. And I know the NHS needs a lot of help to deliver what patients need – it’s one of the reasons I haven’t even thought of retirement,’ he said.
‘If we all work together, we can make the system better for patients, which is all that matters.’