Rotherham schemes & protocol

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 05.06.13)

To the right of this page is a PDF of the flow chart for cataract assessment and referral and a copy of the assessment form. Note that the assessment / referral form is also the post op form (originally supplied as 4-colour copy NCR pads).

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.