Referral Procedure (Valid as at 16.04.13)
1) Routine referrals by GOS18 via GP
2) Suspected Wet AMD via rapid access referral form, faxed to Rotherham General Hospital AMD clinic on 01709 424775. The clinic will contact the patient to arrange an appointment, so please be sure to provide a contact telephone number.
3) Urgent referrals telephone Rotherham General Hospital Ophthalmology dept. on 01709 425770 or via the hospital switchboard on 01709 820000. The Ophthalmology dept. is open Monday to Friday 8.30am till 6.00pm, with last appointment at 4.30pm. Outside these hours or unable to contact the clinic, go via the switchboard to A&E and ask for the on-call Ophthalmologist.
NHS Rotherham Cataract Assessment / Referral Process (Valid as at 01.08.2018)
Click this link for Cataract Assesment/Referral Form for RCCG (Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group)
The Cataract Referral proforma has been amended to reflect current NICE Guidance. The only alteration to the referral form in respect to this is a change in the scoring of the second lifestyle box (is the patient affected by glare in sunlight or night) which has been amended from a score of 1 to 2.
Also, due to an increasing number of patients being referred to providers other than The Rotherham Foundation Trust, the referral form and post-op assessment forms now contain sections for optometrists to identify where patients have been referred to / procedures have been undertaken.
Ocular Hypertension referral and monitoring
Practices in the Rotherham area should follow NICE guidelines for OHT referral and monitoring. Click this link for LOCSU / NICE guidance.
To claim payment of fees for OHT referrals, fax a copy of the GOS18 to 01709 302794, for the attention of Ian Baker. For the non-referral fee, fax the non-referral form, a copy of which is to the right of this page.
Note there is no accreditation requirement for this scheme in Rotherham, as contact tonometry is regarded as a core competency.