Rochdale Ophthalmology CATS
Information for referrers

How to refer a patient to Rochdale Ophthalmology CATS

Patient Requirements

It’s easy to refer a patient to Rochdale Ophthalmology CATS.

Before doing so, please check the following referral criteria:

  • Patients must be 18 years old or over

  • Patients must not require a general anaesthetic

How to refer a patient to Rochdale Ophthalmology CATS

  • via email to CUK.communitydiagnostics-generalenquiry@nhs.net
  • via the NHS e-Referral Service (our preferred method)

  • by fax to 01706 650533

  • by post to: Rochdale Ophthalmology Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service, Lock 50, Business Centre, Oldham Road, Rochdale, OL16 5RD

If you are posting or 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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Contact lens story a prompt to check your eyes

Contact lens story a prompt to check your eyes

July 18 2017

When a woman from Birmingham visited hospital for a routine cataract operation, her surgeons were shocked to find 27 contact lenses in her eye which then had to be removed.

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Outstanding CQC rating for Rochdale eye care service

Outstanding CQC rating for Rochdale eye care service

May 8 2017

Rochdale NHS Ophthalmology Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (CATS) has been named as the first specialist ophthalmology service in the country to receive an ‘outstanding’ rating by the national standards watchdog, the Care Quality Commission.

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Surgery helps 90 year old Rochdale man keep working and driving

Surgery helps 90 year old Rochdale man keep working and driving

July 1 2015

Ninety-year-old Mr Denis Stanford is remarkable in many ways – not only does he still work as an engineer but he drives to work and now, thanks to cataract surgery, he is able to keep on with his activities.

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Eye service managers from Plymouth to Rochdale say ‘no need for NHS patients to pay for cataract surgery’

Eye service managers from Plymouth to Rochdale say ‘no need for NHS patients to pay for cataract surgery’

April 27 2015

Managers of NHS services from Plymouth and Rochdale want local people to know that the recent suggestion that NHS patients should self-fund cataract surgery to beat long waiting lists is misleading and unnecessary in many parts of England.

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