Sheffield Local Optometric Committee

Referral Guidelines

Guide to referrals in Sheffield

Guide to Ophthalmic Referrals in Sheffield

For all patients with a Sheffield GP:
• General referrals to secondary care, send to SPA
Fax: 0114 3051461, 0114 3051462 or 01143051463
Address: Single Point of Access (Ophthalmology Referrals),

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Referrals of patients with Flashes and Floaters


It has been brought to the attention of the Sheffield Local optical Committee that some patients presenting to their optometrists with symptoms of Flashes and floaters, suggestive of either a PVD or

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REFERRALS TO Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind

The attached document is the referral form for optometrists to use for the SRSB

Steve Hambleton SRSB General manager says:

With regards to seeing patients with low vision:

We would ask that if an optometrist is referring to the GP or

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Referral Via SPA

Optometrist Referrals via the Single Point of Access (SPA)

Current initiatives for the review/triage of Community Optometrist GOS18 referrals and appropriate direction of Child Eye Screening referrals are at present:
Please send GOS18s to :

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Safeguarding patient data

High Importance – Safeguarding Patient Data
Please ensure this is circulated to all your practice team

NHS Sheffield have issued a formal reminder to the LOC that all Community Optometrists are responsible for ensuring that patient

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Infection Control

Following the talk on infection control by Angela Billings, Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner from NHS Sheffield, we can now give you the details of NHS approved hand hygiene and disinfection wipes.

For alcohol hand rubs, the

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Emergency Eye Centre

The Emergency Eye Centre is managed by experienced eye care practitioners who can treat or refer patients appropriately. It is a walk in service with no appointment necessary.

Opening times are

Mon 08:00 to 16:30

Tue 08:00 to

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Sub-foveal wet ARMD

Direct referral system for Sub-foveal wet ARMD
updated on website 6/1/12

Referral Guidelines from Mr Chris Brand

Distortion of the Amsler grid is an indication that dilated stereoscopic (if possible) fundoscopy should be performed.

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Bramall Lane
S2 4SU

at 19:30 Tuesday 15th January

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