In order to provide more localised and easily accessible care for a city struggling with eyecare backlogs, leading eyecare provider CHEC is delivering dedicated ophthalmic clinics within the REAL Battersea clinic. The introduction of the new centre in London represents CHEC's continued commitment to providing world-class healthcare directly to communities and tackle waiting lists nationally. 

The new site, CHEC @ REAL Battersea, will focus on alleviating the ongoing pressure on NHS services, with ophthalmology facing the second highest backlogs nationwide. Earlier this year it was revealed that nearly one in four Londoners have experienced a loss of vision while waiting for treatment for an eye condition with the NHS. A survey conducted by the Macular Society also found that a quarter of Londoners had experienced a delay waiting for an appointment or treatment, while 38 per cent felt their vision had declined as a result of long waits. By contrast, CHEC offers high-quality ophthalmology services to patients within four weeks.

The Battersea centre will provide general ophthalmology, cataracts services, wet aged macular degeneration and YAG laser for patients. CHEC's door to door patient pick up service will also be provided for patients local to the area.

The launch of the new centre in London demonstrates CHEC's commitment to providing services to as many communities as possible, in an effort to support the NHS and its patients across the UK. The cutting-edge medical facilities, combined with expedited appointments and exceptional patient care, underscore CHEC's dedication to enhancing healthcare services and making a positive impact in communities nationwide.

Jose Bailey, Commercial Director at CHEC, commented: "The opening of CHEC @ REAL Battersea extends our ophthalmic offering to London residents, building upon CHEC's existing site at New Cross, Lewisham, which has seen great success in providing care to the local community. It is clear that London City requires more ophthalmology services, and it is our hope that we can play a vital role in easing the burden of long waiting times. This new centre aligns with our mission to reshape the healthcare landscape and contribute to the overall health and happiness of communities.