Our Vision

Vision: “To deliver a high quality locally, regionally and internationally acclaimed, research driven service for all ophthalmic specialties in the management of acute and chronic disease.”

Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre (BMEC) is one of the largest tertiary level eye hospitals in Europe, providing expertise in clinical care, research and education.

We are a centre of excellence for the treatment and care of patients with a wide range of eye problems. We provide a full-range of highly specialised tertiary referral services to population in Birmingham and the whole West Midlands region.

Our trust prides itself in providing ‘Right Care Right Here’ to the residents of Sandwell and heart of Birmingham areas. We treat patients at our main hospital in Birmingham City Hospital site and at several other locations in and around Birmingham, which enables us to provide better health and social care to the residents in high quality environments closer to where people live.

We are the Ophthalmology teaching centre for University of Birmingham. The Academic Eye Unit provides undergraduate and postgraduate training in collaboration with the University of Birmingham. We have a well established ophthalmic research programme, which produces many acclaimed academic research publications. The newly opened Clinical Research Facility reaffirms the trust’s commitment in clinical and translational research.

In keeping with our trust’s ‘Customer Care Promises’, and inspired by the Vision 2020 programme, we aim:

  • To provide a full range and high quality services to patients with eye problems.
  • To continue undergraduate and post-graduate trainings, to transfer skills and values to next generation of eye service professionals.
  • To improve patient experience and leading the clinical outcome measures in UK.
  • To become a leading institution internationally in ophthalmic research.
  • To improve the availability of information to vision impaired people and involve them in decision making during treatment as well as when planning services.
  • To raise public awareness of the causes of avoidable blindness and the issues and problems relating to sight loss.