Sheffield Local Optometric Committee

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),
Community House,
The Northern General Hospital,
Herries Road,
Sheffield, S5 7AU
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) via secure NHS mail only

Do not send a copy to the GP. SPA will do this on your behalf.

• Patients who have gone through the Applanation tonometry scheme [ATS] or Glaucoma referral refinement [GRR] scheme should be referred direct to RHH Ophthalmology Dept.

• Simple cataract referrals should be made direct to RHH if that is where the patient wishes to go, otherwise refer the patient to their GP for hospital choice.
Address: Ophthalmology referrals,
Ophthalmology Dept,
A floor Royal Hallamshire Hospital,
Glossop Rd,
Sheffield, S10 2 JF
Fax: 0114 2713747
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) via secure NHS email only

• Ocular Emergencies should be sent to Eye casualty at the RHH
Contacts: Nurse Practitioners: Sue Daly / Paul Johnston / Fatima Dukureh / Mark Stone,
Tel: 0114 271 2726
Fax: 0114 226 1340
Open Monday-Friday 8am-4.30pm

• Specifically Suspect Wet ARMD should be referred direct via fax to RHH, Gail Simpson, medical retinal coordinator
Fax: 0114 2713682
Telephone 2268862. [To confirm receipt if needed]

For patients with a non-Sheffield GP (excluding emergencies) refer to the GP

For referrals soley for the attention of the GP, send directly to the GP.
LOC contacts:
Chairman: Rob Hughes, tel 2693521, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Secretary: Deborah Mullens tel 2333083 email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Next Meeting:

Copthorne Hotel
Bramall Lane
Sheffield
S2 4SU

at 7.00pm Monday 4th December

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