Suffolk Local Optical Committee - Referrals
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Referral Scheme Information

Cararact Referrals:

Direct referral for Cataract surgery audio lecture and quiz

Cataract surgery referral protocol

Cataract surgery patient infomation leaflet and Choice leaflet

Cataract surgery referral form (Word) (Editable PDF)

Link to Invoice Templates for Cataract scheme and ESO scheme : Click here

Link to the CCG website for the application for exceptional funding: Click here

Direct Referral Scheme:

Direct referral scheme protocol

Download the erefer software: Click here

Download the Suffolk Direct referral form: Click here

Download the evolutio fax referral form

College Guidelines regarding the urgency of referrals

Referral Refinement Scheme:

Referral refinement information

Interested in becoming an ESO? Click here for FAQs

Other referrals:

Frailty and Falls Prevention Referrals: Guidance; Pathway flow chart; Prisma7questions; Activlives referral form; Suffolk community healthcare referral form.

Low Vision Self Referral form

Safeguarding Referral form

Audit of Suffolk Optometric Referrals. An audit of the referrals of Suffolk optometrists has been carried out by the Suffolk Local Optometric Committee (LOC) for referrals submitted during the months of July, August and September 2014. The audit was overseen by Dr Derek Dunstone and and the full report and results are available.Click here for details

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Aims and Purpose of the LOC

The following are listed as objectives of the Suffolk LOC:

To advise the PCT on matters affecting optometrists undertaking general ophthalmic services in the area.

To enable optometrists undertaking general ophthalmic services in the area to formulate collective views on the administration of the services and in particular to make suggestions for their improvement and to transmit them to the PCT.

To disseminate information about the general ophthalmic services among optometrists in the area and to assist individual optometrists to understand and to comply with their terms of service.

To consider any complaint made to them by any optometrist against any other optometrist practising in the area for which the committee is constituted involving any question of the efficiency of the general ophthalmic services.

To advise the PCT on matters affecting optometrists in relation to the hospital eye services, the scope and efficiency of those services, and in connection with the provision of ophthalmic services from Health Centres, Clinics and the like.

To carry out such other advisory or consultative functions as may be incidental to or assist in the attainment of the above objects, including liaison with Patient's Forums within the area.

To organise Continuing Education for Optometrists and dispensing opticians