NB The CUES service has its own Urgent Referral Pathway

To confirm the condition you suspect should be referred urgently please consult the College of Optometrists guide to urgency of referrals

For urgent referrals it is good practice to ask the patient to contact your practice if they haven’t heard in the expected time frame and document this on your record. If a patient contacts you then you should endeavour to chase the referral with the hospital.

The following hospitals in the area covered by the confederation’s area accept urgent referrals:

Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre (BMEC), City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham B18 7QH

UHB Group: Heartlands(Bordesley Green), Solihull, Queen Elizabeth(Selly Oak) and Good Hope(Sutton Coldfield)

New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 0QP

Russells Hall Hospital (RHH) Eye Department, Ground floor, north wing, Pensnett Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 2HQ