Here you will find referral guidelines and refinement information for the area . See below for specific information. 

BSW ICB Routine Referrals

Most of the routine referrals within the Wiltshire, BANES and Swindon areas should be sent via the triage service to  The team of Optometrists will then arrange for the appropriate onward referral.

Most practices will have their own referral templates to use for this. If not please use the standard GOS18 referral form.

Note; for glaucoma referrals, the referral centre requests- a brief disc description, IOP, visual fields and an open or closed Van Herrick assessment of the anterior chamber angle to be included in the referral.

Should you have any questions about this process please contact :-

1.  Referral Management please contact RMC Managers Wiltshire –

2.  Clinical information on ophthalmology please contact the BSW CCG Optometry Clinical Lead –

3.  Governance and CCG oversight – please contact the BSW CCG Speciality Lead for Ophthalmology – Deputy Director of Commissioning –

For more urgent referrals, please see below the relevant hospital contact details/referral pathways.


Referral information for RUH, Bath

Referral information for Swindon

Referral information for Salisbury

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