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Cumbria Medical Services

Dr Richard Barnsley


I have been involved in medicine now for 40 years and have been a principal in general practice in Cumbria for over 30 years.  This broad experience enables me to take a holistic approach when seeing my patients in the eye clinic.

I qualified in medicine gaining MBBS from Newcastle University in 1982.  I then trained as a GP in Cumbria.  I gained MRCGP in 1986 and additional qualifications in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  I developed an interest in ophthalmology about 20 years ago and have worked in ophthalmology clinics for 15 years, initially in hospital and then in eye clinics in primary care.  I gained a Postgraduate Diploma in ophthalmology in 2005 awarded by Middlesex University.

I work as a 'GP with a Special Interest' (GPwSI) in ophthalmology alongside Mr Ross Kelly and have given up my position as a GP principal to concentrate on my ophthalmology work.  I was delighted to join CMS in October 2016 and look forward to further developing the Community Ophthalmology Service across Cumbria.

Outside of work my interests include walking, sailing, skiing and history, but I am probably happiest in my vegetable patch.