Mr Nicholas Patrick Strong



GMC number: 2896005

Practicing since: 1983



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  • Wednesday 08:30 - 12:00
  • Saturday 08:30 - 12:00
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Mr Nicholas Strong is a highly experienced consultant ophthalmic surgeon who has worked for the NHS in Cumbria for 4 years and in Newcastle for 22 years. He has served as an associate medical director in both organisations. He has practiced from the Newcastle Nuffield hospital since 1996.

Mr Strong graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1984. His first post was in Windsor before registrar training in Moorfields, London. After a further senior training post in Leicester he was appointed as a consultant in Newcastle in 1992. He was the head of department for many years and the clinical chair of the group that designed the renowned Newcastle Eye Centre which opened in 1996.

He developed the high volume cataract service at Newcastle hospitals. His practice centres upon cataract and strabismus (squint) surgery and he also has an outpatient service for glaucoma and general ophthalmology problems.

He established the outreach clinics in Alnwick, Chester-le-Street and Hexham for the benefit of patients who no longer had to travel to Newcastle.

Mr Strong performs over 800 cataract operations per year on average. His cataract practice includes toric lenses (for astigmatism) and multifocal lenses.

He has often received technically challenging cases from colleagues. These include patients with advanced cataracts and patients who have difficulty lying down flat or other health concerns.

In addition his specialist services include intraocular lens exchange in patients referred to him after having had defective lenses inserted.

Mr Strong is a member of a partnership of three ophthalmologists (CESP-northeast) who work collaboratively. This means that there is always at least one consultant available to assist patients with queries or concerns.

The partnership’s website is

This provides the detail of the services that CESP offer and the costs of treatment. As a rule the cost of surgery is lower if contracted directly with CESP rather than any other provider.

The CESP office contact details are:

Email address

Telephone 07977215594 

Other interests

Insured and self pay patients

CESP-Northeast offers a fixed cost service for cataract surgery that is very competitive. This price includes both the hospital’s charges as well as the surgery and all the associated aftercare. The details of this can be obtained by contacting CESP direct

Personal interests

Gardening, Woodworking and Scuba diving.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Nicholas Patrick Strong at Nuffield Health

  • Uveitis
  • YAG Capsulotomy
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Squint surgery

Locations Mr Nicholas Patrick Strong works with

Related experience


Mr Strong has a PhD awarded from the University of California Berkley for a thesis concerning amblyopia (lazy eye) and eye movements. He has authored 30 scientific papers as well as articles about improvement in the health service.

Mr Strong is one of three members of a partnership, CESP-Northeast.

CESP-Northeast is recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and received a rating of “Good” at its last inspection.

The three partners provide a comprehensive service that ensures that there is always be a consultant available at short notice if required by any of our patients.


  • Royal College of Ophthalmology
  • British Medical Association
  • British Isles Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Association

Other posts held

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist, North Cumbria NHS Trust
  • Consultant Ophthalmologist, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals

Insurers Mr Nicholas Patrick Strong works with

Mr Nicholas Patrick Strong works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Tesco Bank
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


Mr Nicholas Patrick Strong does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Nicholas Patrick Strong has the following interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital:

Mr Strong uses equipment owned by CESP (North East) LLP in which Mr Strong is a partner. CESP (North East) LLP wholly own a 3D Optical Coherence Tomography Machine and a YAG laser. They are maintained and used exclusively by CESP (North East) LLP. Mr Nicholas Strong is the lead Consultant for this company.

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