Emergency referrals should be made by ringing the hospital directly and speaking to the on-call Ophthalmologist. (West Suffolk Hospital: 01284 713000 / Ipswich Hospital:01473 712233)
Routine referrals 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.
Peter McElduff Evolutio’s Optometry liaison officer is also happy to answer any queries about referrals and referral pathways. He can be contacted at email@example.com
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.
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.
New information coming
West Suffolk Hospital: Must be sent by secure NHS email to wsh-tr.RapidAMD@nhs.net.
Ipswich Hospital: Fax to 01473 702627
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 Click here for details