North West Macular Service
Information for referrers

Information for referrers

The North-West Macular Service provided by Care UK and MCEP is the highest performing in the UK, and is unique in achieving clinical trial outcomes (mean of ~8 letters BCVA improvement at 12 months) at CCG scale.

We achieve this through tight adherence to existing treatment protocols, and early, accurate intervention. We see patients within 48-hours of referral, and therefore have established fast-track referral pathways for optometrists and GPs.

Local referrers will have received information packs and fast-track referral forms. If you are not within our existing CCGs and have a patient who would like to be referred to the service, please download a fast-track form here. Upon receipt, we will contact you to confirm that we have received it, and will treat the patient.

How to refer a patient to North West Macular Service

Via email to cuk.northwestmacular@nhs.net

Via the e-Referral service

By fax to 01706 638594

If you are faxing a referral, please detail the patient’s medical history and any other relevant information that you feel would be beneficial for the consultant at the centre to know.

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