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CHEC are one of the leading NHS providers of Community Ophthalmology and Gastroenterology. We believe in engaging with all of our partners to deliver excellence at the point of contact.

With 1000s of specialists working and referring to CHEC, we are at the forefront of healthcare.

We work hard to forge our relationships with the local hospitals, commissioners, GPs and optometrists to provide a patient-focused service, with many ‘one-stop’ services convenient to patients, closer to home. ​

  • had an overall positive experience

  • were satisfied with the treatment they received

  • would recommend CHEC to friends and family

Learn more about CHEC’s values and how we are being the best we can be for our patients and our partners

Because Community is in our name we’re putting patients at the centre of everything we do.

We’re helping to lower NHS waiting lists.

We’re helping patients to be seen quickly.

We’re busy building our dual specialism state of the art hospitals across the country.

We’re using the latest technology and equipment.

And we’ve got the best team to look after your patients.

We’re here for you, our partners. Returning patients to your practice. Back to you at the heart of your community.

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With 20+ hospitals nationwide, CHEC works in partnership with around 2,500 optometrist practices to offer patients equitable access to eyecare services closer to home.

For more information about our hospitals or to find your local site, click below to visit our dedicated Locations page.

Patient Testimonials

  • Star Star Star Star Star
    Excellent experience

    From start to finish first class care, and nothing too much trouble. I am pleased to report the operated eye is working very well, and a big thank you to all concerned. I have a learned a new tune to play at Church this Sunday, "I…

    Geoff Eddleston

  • Star Star Star Star Star
    Efficient service

    Really quick referral and appointment at CHEC Stockport. Lovely staff. Efficient and timely appropriate medical care. Responsive follow up. Premises are really clean and a pleasant experience at a worrying time of a health issue involving eyesight. Excellent care thank you!


  • Star Star Star Star Star

    I am thrilled with my 1st eye surgery and even happier to hear from head office the day after my post-cataract check offering me an appointment for my second eye surgery, especially after being told it may be 6-8 weeks. Everyone is friendly, and I can’t…


  • Star Star Star Star Star
    Very pleased

    I am very pleased with the service at CHEC, it is absolutely first-class. From the receptionists, the way I was treated and having the operation done was good. Since having the operation my vision has been very good.


  • Star Star Star Star Star
    Thank you

    Thank you to everyone for making Brian’s cataract operation go so smoothly, together with your kindness and support, we are sure Brian will be well on track soon to be able to see where his golf ball lands again. I will then be a golfing widow…


  • Star Star Star Star Star
    Highly satisfied

    I had a cataract removed July of last year, very successful and the staff were excellent. I recently returned this July for a follow-up appointment, again the staff were excellent, but have to commend the young receptionist for her friendliness and manner, in which she welcomed…

    Diane Mellows

  • Star Star Star Star Star
    Fantastic experience

    The whole process has been very fast and exceeded my expectations. The staff are all very friendly and professional. I am very pleased with CHEC Northampton.


  • Star Star Star Star Star
    Great practice

    I’m amazed by the quick, efficient service and ecstatic about the results. I now see car number plates, road signs, and TV text bright and clearly, with everything appearing detailed. This is the best birthday present ever. Thank you so much, please don’t change a thing.

    Marian Curran