Referral Pathways

Information and forms for current referral schemes which are active within the East Sussex area.


WOPEC Accreditation  

Codes for WOPEC accreditation can be obtained by emailing the Administrator at Codes are available for the following areas:




Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS)

Low Vision


Patients with Learning Disabilities 

In East Sussex, the only mandatory WOPEC accreditation is for the cataract pathway for Optometrists who see patients post-operatively after surgery and the MECS pathway. Optometrists who work in East Sussex and have successfully completed the WOPEC cataract accreditation should download their certificates and email them to the Administrator. This will ensure that their names are added to the hospital lists of accredited Optometrists. For those Optometrists who have completed the MECS modules please refer to the MECS section on the website to see how to start seeing patients under the scheme


Referral Guidelines

The Guidelines for referring patients via local community services can be downloaded here:


                        B&H area   Referral guielines BH

                        HWL&H, EH&S and H&R areas   Referal guidelines HWLH, EHS, HR




The LOC agreed guidelines for the referral of patients for various conditions.  

You can download a copy of this document here: Referral Guidelines Feb 2012 undefined


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