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MECS Information 


First Step

  • Determine if the patient is suitable for a MECS (Minor Eye Condition Service) assessment using the MECS triage form.
  • If the patient is suitable then either conduct the MECS assessment, if accredited or call / signpost to a local participating practice for onward management of the patient.
  • Please use the new platform (Dec 2020) Opera for completing MECS assessments.

 


Referral following a MECS assessment

  • If after conducting a MECS assessment, referral to secondary care is deemed appropriate, refer as below:
  • Barnsley:
    • Emergency referrals Call (Ophthalmology Triage Nurse) on 01226 431728
    • Urgent (Non Emergency) Referrals please either call the above Triage Nurse or Email: bhnftophthalmology.handover@nhs.net using a  NHS mail  account. (Please request a read and/or delivery receipt for each referral).
    • Routine Referrals to Barnsley Ophthalmology will be sent automatically through Optomanager IT platform.
  • Rotherham:
    • Emergency Referrals Call (A&E – ask for on-call Ophthalmologist) on 01709 423976.
    • Urgent Referral, please email: rgh-tr.ophthalmologysecretaries@nhs.net using a NHS mail account.  (Please request a read and/or delivery receipt for each referral).
    • Routine referral to Rotherham Ophthalmology will be sent automatically through the Optomanager IT platform.

MECS related documents

Barnsley Optometry First Document

MECS poster