Mr Andrew Turnbull


BM, PGCertMedEd, PGDipCRS (Distinction), CertLRS, FRCOphth

GMC number: 7042601

Practising since: 2009



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  • Monday afternoons
  • Monday evenings
  • Alternate Tuesday afternoons
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Mr Turnbull specialises in corneal, cataract and refractive surgery. Towards the end of his UK training, he completed a Corneal Fellowship at University Hospital Southampton and also spent time in Canada and the USA receiving advanced training in complex cataract surgery and iris reconstruction.

After being appointed by the Royal Bournemouth Hospital as an NHS Consultant in 2018, Mr Turnbull undertook a second Corneal and Refractive Fellowship in Australia with one of the pioneers of modern cataract surgery, Graham Barrett. After further training in refractive surgery in Adelaide, Bangalore and London, Mr Turnbull returned to his NHS post in Bournemouth where he now leads the Cataract Service.

Prior to joining Nuffield Bournemouth, Mr Turnbull spent two years as a specialist Refractive Surgeon at Optegra Eye Hospital Hampshire.

Mr Turnbull is actively involved with clinical research and teaching junior eye surgeons. He has over 20 peer-reviewed publications in the academic literature and regularly presents nationally and internationally.

A referral from a suitable healthcare professional is required in order to book an initial appointment with Mr Turnbull on a self funding basis only.

Special interests

Cataract surgery(including complex cases)

Refractive surgery

Pterygium surgery

Dry eyes and blepharitis

Other interests

Mr Turnbull is pleased to offer small incision cataract surgery, refractive lens exchange with toric (astigmatism reducing) and multifocal intraocular lenses, pterygium surgery as well as the full range of modern refractive procedures including LASIK, SMILE and implantable contact lenses (ICL).

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Mr Andrew Turnbull at Nuffield Health

  • Phacoemulsification
  • Anterior segment
  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Mr Andrew Turnbull works with

Related experience



  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • British Society of Refractive Surgeons
  • UK Ophthalmology Alliance

Other posts held

  • University Hospitals Dorset (Royal Bournemouth Hospital) - Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Cataract Service Lead


Mr Andrew Turnbull does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Andrew Turnbull does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Andrew Turnbull does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.