Leeds Cataract Direct Choice Referral Scheme
Leeds Cataract Direct Choice Referral form.
A cataract portal is now available enabling you to enter post-op refraction data online.
Discharge letters from Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust will be sent out with a unique pin identifier for each patient.
To be included in the scheme each practice has to sign up with their NHS email, the registration process is explained in by Tim Hunter from LTHT.
Cataract Scheme Protocol
The pathway is for patients who require and would like cataract surgery.
REGARDLESS OF CO-MORBIDITY ALL POTENTIAL SURGICAL CATARACT MUST BE REFERRED DIRECTLY ON THE DIRECT REFERRAL FORM TO THE PATIENT’S CHOSEN PROVIDER LISTED ON THE FORM (provided they are not currently under the HES)
- Patients must be given an explanation of cataract and cataract surgery, and must receive the cataract leaflet.
- Only patients who are willing to go ahead with surgery should be referred on this pathway.
- A choice of surgery providers must be offered and the direct referral form must be completed.
- The referral form must be sent direct to the hospital provider of choice, a copy to the patient’s GP and third copy remains in your records.
Remuneration, data submissions, claims and contract information can be found in the Members section.