Miss Clare Bailey

Qualifications

MD, FRCP, FRCOphth

GMC number: 3301182

Practicing since: 1988

Specialties

Ophthalmology

Consultation times

  • Monday morning
  • Overview

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0117 906 4671

About

Clare Bailey, MD FRCP FRCOphth, has been a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Bristol Eye Hospital since 2001, and specialises in cataract surgery and retinal disorders.

Her medical training was at Cambridge and Oxford universities. She undertook training in general medicine prior to specialising in ophthalmology, obtaining the MRCP, and subsequently the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP). Her ophthalmology training was in Bristol, St Thomas' hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. 

She undertook an MD thesis as well as a sub-speciality fellowship in the field of retinal disorders. She has been the lead of the Clinical Research Unit at Bristol Eye Hospital since 2012, has published very widely in the field of retinal and macular disorders, and regularly lectures, both nationally and internationally. She is an honorary senior clinical tutor at the University of Bristol, and has previously won the Macula Society 'Best Practitioner of the Year' award. 

Miss Bailey is a very experienced cataract surgeon, and has trained many ophthalmologists in cataract surgery since 2001. She is Section Editor of the ophthalmic journal EYE, has been a trustee of the ophthalmology charity NERC for several years, and now sits on their scientific committee. 


Special interests

Cataract surgery.
Retinal disorders, including wet and dry macular degeneration, myopia, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusion.

Personal interests

Tennis, cycling, and music.

Languages spoken

English

Treatments and tests offered by Miss Clare Bailey at Nuffield Health

  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Miss Clare Bailey works with

Related experience

Research

Miss Bailey’s clinical research is in the field of retinal and macular disorders, including new therapies for dry and wet macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion. She has been the lead of the Clinical Research Unit at Bristol Eye Hospital since 2012, and has been Principal Investigator for many studies in Bristol, as well as Chief UK Investigator for multicentre studies. These studies, and the work of the Clinical Research Unit more widely, may allow patients earlier access to newer therapies. The results of the studies have influenced treatment regimes for retinal disorders, including intravitreal therapies.

Miss Bailey has also been involved in studies to assess clinical outcomes of treatments for retinal disorders across the UK. She has published widely in the field, with more than 70 peer-reviewed publications. 


Memberships

  • Fellow Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Fellow Royal College of Physicians

Other post held

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist, Bristol Eye Hospital

Insurers Miss Clare Bailey works with

Miss Clare Bailey works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Bupa
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Healix
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Aetna
  • Aviva Health

Declaration

Miss Clare Bailey does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Miss Clare Bailey does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Miss Clare Bailey does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.