Care UK and local consultant group, Manchester Consultants Eye Partnership (MCEP) provide treatment for macular conditions to patients across the North West of England. In order for referrals to be accurately processed and patients seen within 48hrs of referral, the hospital uses the NW Macular AMD Referral form.
Referrals for wet AMD must not be sent via the CHEC online portal.
Please note that any co-pathology (e.g. glaucoma) should be referred separately.
You should always phone to request confirmation of receipt of a faxed referral.
All Urgent and Emergency referrals should be made via the dedicated triage phone line when open. Please only phone switchboard out of hours or weekends.
The Emergency email is checked regularly throughout the working day between 9am -5pm mon-fri.
Outside clinic times, if the patient needs immediate medical assessment then phone the hospital switchboard and speak to the 1st on call eye doctor (Usually an Associate Specialist or Specialist Registrar, not a Consultant) to make arrangements. You will usually also be asked to email referral details.