West Suffolk Hospital: Please call the hospital directly on 01284 713000 and speak to the on call ophthalmologist.
Ipswich Hospital: During working hours (09.00-17,00) please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org The hospital will contact the patient directly so please advise the call will show as an unknown number. Outside of these hours please speak to the on call ophthalmologist on 07703 378991.
Urgent: On call number is 01473 935080. It is diverted to mobiles out of hours so there will always be a response 24/7
Non urgent: email any of the below
Usman Hussain email@example.com
Inderraj Hanspal firstname.lastname@example.org
Newmedica IPSWICH email@example.com
Including cataract referral and referrals to enhanced services should be made via Evolutio
The preferred method of referral is by eRefer or alternatively they may be faxed on 0333 2407729 or by nhs.net mail to LCHevolutio@nhs.net
You can contact the evolutio referral management team between 9am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday on 0203 7807860 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your patient’s referral.
Owen Thom is the provider relationship manager for Evolutio. If you any queries regarding the setting up of contracts with Evolutio please email him email@example.com or call him on 07902 322835.
If you are using eRefer for your referrals you are able to log in at any point in time and view the current status and the history of the referral.
Only referrals made by accredited optometrists will be accepted.
Accreditation for Direct Cataract Referral: Audio lecture/Slideshow (video file) and Quiz 2019 Please DO NOT send quiz results to email stated in the Slideshow. Please send quiz results to firstname.lastname@example.org
General referrals can be made for patients with a Suffolk GP by all practitioners. If not using eRefer please ensure a copy of the referral is sent to the GP marked “information only” Emergency referrals MUST be made by ringing the on-call ophthalmologist.
Must be sent by secure NHS email. If you have OCT images, please attach as this helps with triage and appointment scheduling.
West Suffolk Hospital: wsh-tr.RapidAMD@nhs.net
Ipswich Hospital: email@example.com
Wet AMD Rapid Access Referral Form (editable)
Audit of Suffolk Optometric Referrals:
An audit of the referrals of Suffolk optometrists has been carried out by the Suffolk Local Optometric Committee (LOC) for referrals submitted during the months of July, August and September 2014. The audit was overseen by Dr Derek Dunstone and and the full report and results are available. Click here for details
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy:
On behalf of Suffolk LOC and in conjunction with local ophthalmologists, Dr Derek Dunstone has prepared a useful referral guide