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If a patient presents with a minor eye condition, please consider referring to the Minor Eye Condition Service. The service is optometrist-led and has 5 locations across City and Hackney.

Please send optometrist ophthalmology (GOS18) referrals to the Optometrist Referral Review Service. A specialist optometrist will determine the best service for the patient and then refer them on. Lewisham found that 40% of referrals could be redirected to MECS. This means shorter waits and patients being seen in a setting that reflects the complexity of their condition. 



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Moorfields A&E Advice Line

Moorfields A&E now has a dedicated advice line for local GPs. This is for clinical advice from A&E medical staff only. It would be helpful if GPs would telephone prior to sending patients as many patients may be more appropriately referred onto a different clinic or pathway.


t: 020 7521 4682
w: https://www.moorfields.nhs.uk/

GP Liaison Team

For general queries and chasing patient referrals.


t: 020 7521 4661
w: https://www.moorfields.nhs.uk/


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Last updated: Apr 17th, 2020
Review date: Oct 21st, 2020