Mrs Joanna Kate Barnes



GMC number: 6055630

Practising since: 2002



Consultation times

  • Every Monday 16:30 - 19:00
  • Friday 14:00 - 16:30
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Mrs Barnes qualified from Guys, Kings and St Thomas' Medical School, London in 2002. After doing a number of senior house officer posts in Cambridge and London (including neurology and neurosurgery), she undertook specialist ophthalmology registrar training in Oxford. In 2015, Mrs Barnes furthered her training with a sub-specialist paediatric ophthalmology fellowship in Perth, Western Australia as the Joyce Henderson Fellow. Later, she returned to the West Country where she grew up, to take up the appointment of consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.

She lives locally with her husband, a GP, and their two young boys. Subspecialty interests include paediatric ophthalmology, adult eye movement disorders and strabismus, neuro-ophthalmology and cataract surgery.

Special interests

  • General ophthalmology
  • Cataract, eye movement disorders and strabismus
  • Neuro-ophthalmology

Other interests

Paediatric ophthalmology.

Personal interests

Singing in chamber choirs, sailing and spending time with her family.

Treatments and tests offered by Mrs Joanna Kate Barnes at Nuffield Health

  • Phacoemulsification
  • Eyelid cyst removal
  • Uveitis
  • Anterior segment
  • Visual Fields
  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Mrs Joanna Kate Barnes works with

Related experience


  • Fellow of the Royal College of ophthalmology
  • European Paediatric Ophthalmological Society

Other posts held

  • Consultant ophthalmologist at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Mrs Joanna Kate Barnes works with

Mrs Joanna Kate Barnes works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • Aviva Health
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


Mrs Joanna Kate Barnes does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mrs Joanna Kate Barnes does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mrs Joanna Kate Barnes does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.