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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

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    Superb cataract surgery

    Exquisite and exemplary cataract customer service from booking to surgery follow-up appointments. The staff throughout both procedures have been extremely supportive, professional, and compassionate.

    Keith R Whitburn

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    Excellent practice

    The nurse clearly explained what checks she was about to carry out and made me feel relaxed during the process.

    Trevor Wood

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    Fantastic service

    I was terrified of undergoing the procedure, but the Endoscopist and the nurses present were wonderful and made an uncomfortable procedure as pleasant as possible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you who were present.

    Gayle Taylor

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    Credit to the NHS

    Fantastic staff from entering the building to leaving. Everybody was friendly, confident and couldn't have asked for anymore from them. A genuine credit to the NHS.


  • Star Star Star Star Star
    Great service

    The service and treatment were outstanding, with no long waiting time for an appointment. Following my consultation, I was given an appointment the next day to have my cataract removed. What a great service.

    John Elliott

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    Excellent (CHEC Warrington)

    It was a very quick process from the consultation to the procedure. Very friendly and helpful staff.

    Helen C

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    Faultless care (CHEC Warrington)

    My 2nd cataract surgery was, in my opinion, a superb example of patient care. My surgeon and all the other staff were great ambassadors for CHEC.

    John Dunbavand

  • Star Star Star Star Star

    I just had my cataract surgery at CHEC. Despite my nerves, the staff were reassuring and made me feel comfortable. The surgery was quick, I was kept informed at every stage which was great. I cannot recommend CHEC highly enough.


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    Couldn’t fault them

    As soon as I arrived, I was made to feel at ease. All staff were friendly but professional, they couldn’t have been any better. I now have no fear in returning to continue my treatment.

    Linda S

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    Excellent practice

    This was my first visit to CHEC, the Reception staff were extremely helpful and polite. All the other staff were very pleasant and made you feel welcome to be there, credit to you all.

    Linda James

  • Star Star Star Star Star
    Lovely Staff

    Welcoming, friendly, attentive, efficient, and above all, patient. Having my eyes tested at this practice provided excellent service at a time when one might wonder why these tests are necessary. Thanks to the staff I met today.

    Kevin Johnson

  • Star Star Star Star Star
    Absolutely brilliant at Ilford

    The staff at Ilford were excellent. The nurses explained my procedure step by step, and when I met with the doctor, they were very welcoming and made me feel comfortable. Thank you so much.

    Barbara Murphy

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    Friendly staff at Ilford Clinic

    The staff are all very friendly, very kind and very smiley. I had a good experience, and I would definitely recommend Ilford practice to friends and family.


  • Star Star Star Star Star
    Fantastic service

    I had my second cataract procedure at CHEC in Blackpool today. Once again l was impressed by the kindness, helpfulness, good humour, and professionalism of everybody who works there. Thank you.

    Graham Jones

  • Star Star Star Star Star
    Amazing experience

    I had a laser capsulotomy treatment in Stevenage on Monday 26th February. I was in and out of the treatment centre in under 10 minutes. All instructions were easy to follow with astonishing results. Well-done and thank you.

    S Frost

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    Great and very patient focused

    The staff were brilliant at each stage which made the entire process calming, from consultation through to the surgery. The receptionists were fantastic.


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    All very professional and competent!

    I found the whole process to be highly professional and competent and would therefore recommend this organisation without reservation to anyone who needs cataract surgery.

    Nigel Morgan

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    Wonderful stress-free experience

    I was made to feel relaxed from the moment we arrived by all the amazing staff. I wish other medical institutions were like this. Thank you.


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    Great practice

    All the staff were attentive, polite and friendly. They listened to my individual needs and took great care of me.

    Mary Dyas

  • 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
    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
    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