Reminder for DMH Urgent Eye Referrals
16 December 2020
The DMH Urgent Eye Clinic operates an appointment system with no direct access for walk-ins and is open as follows:
- Monday-Friday 0830-1930
- Weekends and Bank Holidays 0900-1300
If a patient requires emergency same day referral following a sight test or MECATS attendance, please ring the doctor on call or the switchboard for advice – the relevant phone numbers are in the members area.
The on call number is NOT to be given to patients.
Urgent referrals can still also be emailed to the urgent care email address – also in the members area.
Durham LOC Latest News
All Services Stopped on Optomanager
As of today, all services have ceased on Optomanager. No episodes should be inputted on to this platform. For any Children’s Pathway, PwLD or Low Vision please keep paper records for now and we will update you once these services are live on Opera.
9 April 2021
GRR Service is Live on Opera
Please start inputting your GRR episodes via the Opera platform.
2 April 2021
GRR Service Update
Please be aware that these episodes should no longer be inputted on Optomanager. This service is moving to Opera, but has been delayed, so for now PES are advising a manual record of any relevant episodes are kept and inputted once the Opera service is live. There is a virtual drop in session tomorrow evening …
23 March 2021
Durham CCG have asked the LOC to remind optical practices that all routine onward referral requests to hospital eye services should continue to be arranged by the patient’s registered GP practice. Routine referrals should go to the GP, not directly to a hospital. If you are doing a cataract referral within OPERA the referral automatically …
19 March 2021
CDDFT Fail Safe Contact Information
Please see the “Referrals” page in the Professional section for a link to recently communicated fail safe information for referrals to CDDFT.
16 March 2021
Committee Meeting This Week
A reminder our next committee meeting is Wednesday 10th March at 6.30pm via Zoom. Observers are welcome, please contact us if you wish to attend.
8 March 2021
New email address for Wet AMD referrals to SEI
Please note there is a new form and email address for Wet AMD referrals to SEI. Please see the members area for details. Thanks.
31 January 2021
If you are a practice in County Durham or Darlington, vaccination appointments are available this weekend for patient facing staff. Please see your emails for further information. Appointments are to be booked online by the staff member themselves and include bookings for the first and second dose.
22 January 2021
Practices in Tees Valley CCG Vaccination Information
For Darlington area practices who operate with in Tees Vallety CCG, we have had confirmation vaccination is being rolled out for patient facing staff. All information has been sent via our mailing list. Please contact us if you wish to be signed up to receive this information.
14 January 2021
Vaccination information for Darlington Practices
Darlington practices now fall under Tees Valley CCG and we are awaiting information for this area. We are advising that all practices start to compile a list of patient facing staff who want the vaccine, so details can’t be sent quickly once the vaccine is available. More information has been sent via email – please …
7 January 2021