Referral Information

Preferably use the Ophthalmology referral form to refer (an editable .pdf document), or the old GOS18. (The Ophthalmology referral form is also available as .doc document).

Essex LOC produced cribsheet with Guidance for Referrals for various conditions.  This is a guidance only and you should always refer in the best interest of the patient depending on the individual case and symptoms. We also host some unofficial WhatsApp groups to discuss referrals (no patient identifiable details). Please see the various referral regions for more details.

Our clinical references at contain information about orthoptics, papilloedema and flashes etc.
There is information about referring specific to each integrated care board in each referral section, e.g. Southend 2 week cancer referral scheme.

Practice Clinical Referral lead