Rochdale Ophthalmology CATS
Choosing us

Choosing where to have your NHS surgery

Did you know that if you need to see an NHS specialist you have the right to choose any hospital or treatment centre in England?

Choosing where to have your NHS surgery or treatment can be difficult. We know that making an informed decision is important to you and your health outcomes.

This right to choose means that you can decide where to have treatment for most specialties including ophthalmology.

Choosing where to be treated is important as clinicians and researchers agree that if you choose a hospital in which you feel comfortable and confident, you’re likely to improve both the result of your treatment and your experience while you’re in hospital.

Download our quick reference guide to Choosing where to have your NHS surgery

Download our full guide to Choosing where to have your NHS surgery

You can also find out more about your choices from the NHS Choices website.

How to get referred to Rochdale Ophthalmology CATS

We would be delighted if you chose to have your clinical assessment or treatment with us.  

Getting started

To be able to receive a clinical assessment or treatment from us, you’ll first need to be referred by your Optician/Optometrist or GP.

When we receive your referral we’ll get in touch with you to make your first appointment. You’ll then receive a confirmation letter with any other information relevant to the examination you’ll be having with us.

You will be seen at a local clinic by a multi-professional team who will assess you and provide same day treatment where possible.

If you can’t make it to your appointment please contact the centre to let us know as soon as possible. We’ll do our best to reschedule your appointment for a time and date that suits you.

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