Ophthalmology Referrers

Our NHS Community Ophthalmology Services provides care closer to our patients providing services within the community rather than in major hospitals. The Practice Group are the largest provider of NHS Community Ophthalmology Services operating in over 20 CCGs throughout the country.

How to refer

Bournemouth & Poole and Dorset

T: 01202 23 5051
Safe haven fax: 01202 23 5052

Post:
The Practice Ophthalmology Service
Rose House
Bell Lane Office Village
Bell Lane
Little Chalfont
Amersham
Bucks
HP6 6FA

Email: thepractice.cats@nhs.net
Download a referral form.

Herts, Bucks & Berks West

GPs and Optometrists in Herts, Bucks & Berks West can refer patients to The Practice Group by:

Safe haven fax: 01494 765531

Post:
The Practice Ophthalmology Service
Rose House
Bell Lane Office Village
Bell Lane
Little Chalfont
Amersham
Bucks
HP6 6FA

Email: thepractice.cats@nhs.net
Download a referral form.

Solihull

T: 0121 209 0401
Safe haven fax: 0121 203 0403

Post:
The Practice Ophthalmology Service
Rose House
Bell Lane Office Village
Bell Lane
Little Chalfont
Amersham
Bucks
HP6 6FA

Email: thepractice.cats@nhs.net
Download a referral form.

Salford

T: 0161 259 0596
Safe haven fax: 0161 259 0597

Post:
The Practice Ophthalmology Service
Rose House
Bell Lane Office Village
Bell Lane
Little Chalfont
Amersham
Bucks
HP6 6FA

Email: thepractice.cats@nhs.net
Download a referral form.

Wakefield

T: 01924 552077 and 01977 502057
Safe haven fax: 01924 552079 and 01977 502059

Post:
The Practice Ophthalmology Service
Rose House
Bell Lane Office Village
Bell Lane
Little Chalfont
Amersham
Bucks
HP6 6FA
Email: thepractice.cats@nhs.net
Download a referral form.

Ealing

T: 020 8104 0075
Continue to refer in the usual way to Ealing CAS

Hounslow

Holly Road Medical Centre

Referrals will only be accepted via Hounslow Referral Facilitation Service.

The Heart of Hounslow Centre for Health
Referrals will only be accepted via Hounslow Referral Facilitation Service.

Mid Essex

Please continue to refer via CRS

Haringey

T: 020 3040 4451
Safe haven fax:020 3040 4452

Post:
The Practice Ophthalmology Service
Rose House
Bell Lane Office Village
Bell Lane
Little Chalfont
Amersham
Bucks
HP6 6FA

Email: thepractice.cats@nhs.net
Download a referral form.

Worcester

T: 01527 212162
Safe haven fax: 01494 765531

Post:
The Practice Ophthalmology Service
Rose House
Bell Lane Office Village
Bell Lane
Little Chalfont
Amersham
Bucks
HP6 6FA

Email: thepractice.cats@nhs.net
Download a referral form.
The Practice Ophthalmology service is on ERS.

North Kent

PATIENTS: Patients can self refer to the service by completing the form on our website
REFERRERS: All ophthalmic referrals should be sent via NHS e-Referral Service or safe haven fax to our Single Point of Access

All referrals are triaged by one of our ophthalmologists within 2 working days. If the referral is not appropriate we will onward refer to the Hospital Eye Service within 48 hours or same day if urgent. The patient’s GP will be advised if we have referred the patient on. All patients are telephoned to book a convenient appointment or they can call us on 01494 690950. An appointment will be allocated within a maximum of 4 weeks for all referrals. Once the patient has been seen we will write to the patient’s GP with the outcome. If you require any assistance when referring a patient, please call the referrer support line on 01494 690900

When referring please provide:

GOS18 or similar if available

  • Patient demographics including NHS number
  • Day time contact phone number, preferably a mobile number

We have a referral form which may make referring easier, please contact us on our referrer support line 01494 690900 for a stock of these.

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