Isle of Wight CCG
Practices & Primary Care Networks
|Practice Name||Town||Community Eye Services||Phone No|
|Boots Opticians||Newport||01983 524654|
|Eyeland Optical||Newport||01983 529815|
|Hazel Smith Optical||Shanklin||01983 866023|
|Jacqueline Lamb||St Helens||01983 872198|
|Rutherford Eye Care||Newport||01983 524629|
|Rutherford Eye Care||Sandown||01983 407740|
|Rutherford Eye Care||Ventnor||01983 852996|
|Rutherford Eye Care||Freshwater||01983 753532|
|Ryde Optical and Hearing Centre||Ryde||01983 562591|
|Specsavers Opticians||Newport||01983 821280|
|Specsavers Opticians||Ryde||01983 617650|
|The Medical Eye Centre||Newport||01983 522809|
|Vision Express||Newport||01983 522177|
|Vision Express||Ryde||01983 214047|
|Willetts & Doig Optometrists||Cowes||01983 293181|
Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs) and Primary Care Networks (PCNs)
|ICP Name||CCG Name||PCN Name||Practice Names|
|Isle of Wight||NHS Isle of Wight CCG||NE Locality PCN||Tower House Surgery|
|The Esplanade Surgery|
|Argyll House Surgery|
|East Cowes Medical Centre|
|St Helen Surgery|
|Isle of Wight||NHS Isle of Wight CCG||South Locality (IW)||Beech Grove Surgery|
|Grove House Surgery|
|Shanklin Medical Centre|
|Sandown Health Centre|
|South Wight Medical Practice|
|Ventnor Medical Central|
|Isle of Wight||NHS Isle of Wight CCG||Central West Wight Health Alliance||Carisbrooke Health Centre|
|Cowes Medical Centre|
|The Dower House Surgery|
|Wight Primary Partnership LTD|
Community Eye Services
Guidance on conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
NHS England carried out a public consultation on reducing prescribing of over-the-counter medicines for minor, short-term health concerns from December 2017 to March 2018 resulting in guidance for healthcare professionals being published. Likewise, guidance regarding treatments eligible for NHS prescriptions continues to be updated and can be found on NHS England’s webpage.
NHS England request GPs not to give NHS prescriptions (even to those eligible for ‘free’ prescriptions) for many conditions in the following categories:
- Conditions which are considered to be self-limitingand so does not need treatment as it will heal of its own accord;
- Conditions which lends itself to self-care, i.e. that the person suffering does not normally need to seek medical care but may decide to seek help with symptom relief from a local pharmacy and use an over the counter medicine.
- Vitamins/minerals and probiotics
Conditions (and treatments) affecting patients seen by optometrists include:
Dry Eyes / sore tired eyes
Mild to moderate hayfever
Lutein and Antioxidants
Omega-3 Fatty Acid Compounds
Please familiarize yourself with the following resources in order for you to advise your patients appropriately regarding self-care rather than routinely directing them back to their GP for an NHS prescription.
- Healthcare professional reference guide regarding OTC medication prescribing
- NHS England letter to GPs
- Patient information leaflet regarding NHS policy regarding purchasing OTC treatments
- June 2019 update regarding treatments no longer eligable for NHS pescriptions
LOC Clinical Lead
Hospital Eye Service Contact Details
IOW NHS Primary Care Trust
St Mary’s Hospital
Isle of Wight
QA Hospital Portsmouth – Eye Casualty
Tel: 02392 286162
In the event of an eye problem, you should contact your GP in the first instance. If your GP feels that the problem requires further attention they will refer you to the Eye Department here at St Mary’s Hospital. Referrals are graded on a system of urgency. The referral is presented to one of the Doctors who will grade the appointment and request a time limit for that appointment.
Under no circumstances does the eye clinic accept ‘walk-ins’. Patients must be referred either via A&E, the Beacon Centre, an optician, or their GP.
Referrals are graded as follows:
Routine – In keeping with the NHS target of 18 weeks maximum referral to treatment time (NHS 2004)
Urgent – Urgent referrals are graded and will be seen within the time specified by the Doctor
Fast track patients will be seen between 1 and 14 days. Fast track patients include those with;
- Ocular Tumours
- Wet age related macular degeneration
- Retina Detachments
Contact Numbers for use by Optometry Professionals only below
Urgent same day referrals Mon to Fri can be done by phoning eye dept direct line on 01983 534504 or Fax on 01983 534415 to send documentation.
Dr on call is via same number or front desk at St Marys 01983 822099 and ask for Dr on call for Ophthalmology if unsure of urgency or outside normal working hours.
E referrals are to firstname.lastname@example.org if urgent or email@example.com if routine. Ask for read receipt on any e referral to confirm action.
At weekends access to A and E or Beacon walk in centre is via 111.
There is no one available in the eye dept at weekends.
Private Patient Referrals:
Patients wishing to be seen privately can be referred by;
- Asking their GP or Optician to write to the preferred Consultant who will then contact the patient directly.
Optegra at Whiteley now offers NHS services – see pathway below.