Cataract Direct Referral
NB Due to capacity problems, West Midlands Hospital NHS are suspending their cataract service until w/c 2nd October 2017. Do not make any referrals there till then.
With the demise of the PCTs, the successful and positively regarded area wide direct cataract referral scheme has come to an end. Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has agreed to commission a replacement scheme for Dudley.
NB ONLY PATIENTS WITH A DUDLEY CCG GP ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS SCHEME. If the patient is registered with a GP practice not in the , you will either have to refer them via their GP on a GOS18, or you may be able to join a scheme covering the patient’s GP’s CCG and refer via that scheme e.g. some practices in the Dudley area are registered and accredited to refer via the Wolverhampton scheme. For contact details of neighbouring LOCs please see here.
Below are documents related to the Dudley scheme. For more information on the workings of the scheme from an optometrist’s point of view please read the scheme guide and protocol below.