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
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.