SpaMedica is involved in the management and treatment of wet AMD. Referrals into the service can be made by your usual referral template or using the RCOphth. Referral form. This will ensure that referrals for wet AMD are clearly visible to the triage staff to prevent delay.
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.
Tel (triage) : 01704 705218 Fax : 01704705229 Out of hours switchboard : 01704 547471
During clinic hours, telephone triage and follow through with a fax referral. 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 fax referral details.
The assessment of Urgent presentations is not covered under GOS, therefore, unless undertaken privately, practices are advised to signpost urgent presentations to a GP surgery, Skelmersdale NHS Walk in Centre or A&E.