Currently most GP surgeries and hospital eye departments in our area are happy to receive email referrals. Further details are to be found in the members area. Please be aware that a lot of fax machines have now been switched off!
GOS18 referrals can be actioned using the GOS 18 pro forma or freehand typed.
Wet AMD and RVO pathways are still active – again the email referral can be on the pro forma or freehand (SEI request the AMD form is used): AMD referral form and RVO referral form
Emergencies are to be telephoned in, some hospitals will accept email for urgent referrals:
DMH – “urgent” is via the Urgent Care email address. In the case of emergency referrals or for urgent advice, telephone the consultant on-call. No fax.
SEI – no walk in service. Telephone the 24/7 emergency number before sending any patients. Information may then be emailed or faxed.
RVI – telephone for advice if required, followed by an email with information requested. Or referrals can be emailed directly for doctor to review. No fax.
JCUH – all “fast track” referrals can be emailed or phoned in.