Practitioners' Area

Information for Practitioners on current schemes and protocols within the following CCG areas:

Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG

Hastings and Rother CCG

High Weald, Lewes and Havens CCG

Brighton and Hove CCG

 

For further information and news please visit the LOCSU Website

 

Referring Directly To Local Hospital:

 

Eastbourne Hospital (EDGH):

Either email referral to: esh-tr.OphthalmologyCasualtyEDGH@nhs.net 

Any emails must be via a NHS.net email address only 

Fax: 01323 438134 for urgent referrals only

This service operates between 08:00hrs until 17:00 hrs. After 17:00hrs please contact the on-call Ophthalmologist via the EDGH switchboard on 01323 417400.

 

Conquest Hospital (Hastings): 

Either email referral to: esh-tr.OphthalmologyCasualtyConquest@nhs.net

Any emails must be via a NHS.net email address only

Fax: 01323 438144 for urgent referrals only 

This service operates between 08:00hrs until 17:00 hrs. After 17:00hrs please contact the on-call Ophthalmologist via the conquest switchboard on 01424 755255

 

Sussex Eye Hospital:

Protocol for urgent referrals, please call 01273 696955 ext 63852 / 64874 during normal opening hours, 08:00 – 18:00.

For A&E queries out of hours via switchboard – 01273 696955 ext 4881 / 64883 or direct dial to Pickford Ward 01273 664881/ 01273 664883

All patients are triaged by the nurses and there is an on call doctor (during working hours) on telephone triage to assess whether the patients need a face to face.  At the moment, they are not accepting direct email referrals, however if after the triaging process they need extra reports or referral letters the nurses/clinicians can advise you how to send them in.

Sometimes they are busy on both lines so it may be worth asking for a receptionist to try the numbers and handover to the optometrist when someone answers the line.  Also if the patient cannot wait, you could always advise the patient that you will contact/call them once you have spoken to the on-call doctor regarding whether they need to attend or not.

 

Electronic Referrals:

Try to help those reading your referrals by writing clearly or, better still, typing the referral.

A PDF version of the latest GOS18 is available to use, developed by Peter Hampson for the AOP. Simply copy to your hard disc and open with Acrobat Reader (Version 2015 or newer). Use TAB to move through the fields. If you wish to keep each referral on disc you will need to save it with a different name each time. Otherwise, after printing, just close without saving and it will be blank again next time.

This version is for completion and then printing for signature:

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