Trainee perspective Oxford glaucoma service

The glaucoma rotation at Oxford eye hospital is a fulfilling experience. The information provided in this section describes my experience trainings as an ST4 OST under Mr Gurjeet Jutley who is a Glaucoma and Cataract surgery specialist.

Working under the supervision of Mr Jutley was a fun and uncertainly rewarding experience. Mr Jutley is fair and leads by example. He cultivates a relaxing, inclusive and supportive work environment. There are clear roles and objectives as well as a clear focus to strive to provide world class patient centric care.

You soon realise that you are an integral part of a team of nurses, doctors and allied health professionals. Everyone’s efforts and contributions are acknowledged and valued. There was is constructive critique and everyone is supported to reflect upon their work.

The placement offers are ample training opportunities; a weekly dedicated glaucoma teaching session, ad-hog teaching during clinics, a laser clinic and of course surgical training. During that session I was guided and supported to perform multiple complex surgeries.

Mr Gurjeet Jutley was physically present at Oxford eye hospital on Tuesdays where I worked alongside him in the glaucoma specialist clinic in the morning and afternoon.Thursday morning, he was supervising the work at the emergency department. Wednesday he runs a clinic atWitney. On Friday mornings Mr Jutley has an operating list in Oxford and all allocated trainees and fellow actively participate.


CQ, Fellow at the Western Eye Hospital, London

Gurj is an outstanding doctor, in every respect. He is highly knowledgeable and uses this well to provide excellent care to his patients. As a surgeon, he is highly skilled in glaucoma surgery, complex cataracts and difficult surgical cases. I was very fortunate to work with him and could benefit from his broad range of experience. He is a great colleague, and it was a pleasure to work with him... more


I have had the pleasure of working with Mr Gurjeet Jutley over the last eight months during my Ophthalmology Specialist Trainee rotation at the Oxford Eye Hospital. Mr Jutley was my theatre session supervisor and I have found these sessions very valuable both for learning new surgical skills (MIGS surgery, trabeculectomy, complex cataract cases) and for his tips on supervising more junior colleagues... more


Mr Jutley has been very supportive of trainees and colleagues since the day he started at Oxford and it has wholly been a pleasure to work alongside him. He goes out of his way to ensure every trainee has an opportunity to perform surgery on his list and learn from it. He is enthusiastic and proactive having started a weekly glaucoma teaching forum in the department which provides a relaxed atmosphere to discuss latest developments in the field... more

AG Optometrist

Mr Jutley has been an excellent mentor and consultant. He has the patients best interest at the heart of his consultations and decision making. His weekly teaching sessions offer a comprehensive insight into a variety of management and surgical techniques.


I am a pharmacy technician at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. I was kindly invited by Mr Gurjeet Jutley  to shadow an Oxford Eye Hospital/glaucoma clinic placed in the Witney community hospital. This was in order to help me gain some experience and collect some essential placement evidence to complete an assignment for a post graduate certificate I am currently studying for. Read More