North Essex

Essex Referrals Pathway Colchester – document showing correct referral methods for Colchester hospital.

Last updated June 2021 – Essex Referrals Pathway North Extended – old, but detailed document showing referral methods for colchester.
Newmedica Suffolk – Referral guidance

There is an unofficial WhatsApp group which includes consultants Mr Mukherjee & Mr Patel who can give advice on referrals.  To join please email
Remember any messages should not contain patient identifiable details.

Out of Area Referrals
If you have a patient with a GP in a specific CCG but they want to be seen in a hospital within a different CCG, can you ensure you refer via the patients GP. This also applies to patients who want to be seen at a hospital out of Essex.

List of GP details for North Essex
List of GP details for Suffolk region

A list of drops (including dry eye drops) that GP’s are allowed to prescribe in NE Essex NE Essex Prescription list

The following document lists the restriction policies issued by North East Essex and Suffolk CCGs.  Please note the blepharoplasty, cataract, chalazia and thyroid eye disease sections.  ICS Restriction Policies.
North Essex cataract policy