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Referral Pathways

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ALL TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND EMAIL ON THIS PAGE ARE FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY. THEY SHOULD NOT BE USED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

Newcastle Eye Centre – RVI

Monday to Friday 8:30-16:30 (Arrive by 16:00)
Saturday 08:30- 12 Appointments only (Please ring ahead)
Sunday – CLOSED

It is advised to ring ahead before you attend; telephone the department for advice before sending patients.

Optometrists and GPs to call 0191 282 9484 and if no answer to ask for Registrar on call via switchboard (in case off site)

Patients to call 0191 282 5583.

Email to only be used to send specific confidential information after a phone referral conversation with EED staff/on-call registrar (do not use for direct referral): nuth.EEDMessages@nhs.net

Newcastle Eye Centre no longer accept fax referrals

Wet AMD email address:

tnu-tr.ophthalmologyreferrals@nhs.net

Wet AMD forms:

Wet AMD form (docx format) Updated April 2021.

Wet AMD form (pdf format) Updated April 2021.

Our macular colleagues within NuTH have requested that all Wet AMD urgent referrals are annotated with date and time of examination moving forward.
These should theoretically all be same-day referrals, but please ensure that the date and time of examination are clearly noted.

Sunderland Eye Infirmary

24/7 emergency line, ring before patients attend – the walk-in service is suspended.
Telephone: 0191 569 9952

If unable to access the department, call 0191 565 6256 extension 56001 to contact the on call registrar.

Please phone the above numbers first then referral information can be sent to Email: stsft.seiapptsteam@nhs.net –  Subject  ‘URGENT – A&E query’.  Include the patient telephone number on the report

For wet AMD email: stsft.seiapptsteam@nhs.net Updated January 2021.

Wet AMD forms:

Wet AMD form (editable docx format) Updated February 2021.

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