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Your GP has sent a referral for you to attend the Community Eye Service. You may see Dr Bhatt (GPSI), Mr Hodgkins (Consultant) or another member of their clinical team – please see our “Who’s Who” page for information about our staff.

Dr Bhatt is a GPSI; a GP with a specialist interest in eyes. Mr Hodgkins is a hospital consultant from Southampton. The whole clinical team regularly undertakes training and appraisal to ensure that they continue to deliver a good standard of clinical care. The service is also inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on an annual basis. Please click on the following link to view the report:  “https://www.cqc.org.uk/widget_r/1-495715101

Once it has been agreed that this is the most appropriate service for your eye care, you should receive a letter from your GP with information about how to book your appointment. This will be either online or through calling the Appointment Line on 03456 08 88 88. Any appointments made are provisional and maybe subject to change once they have been assessed.

Once we have received your details and appointment booking, we will confirm your appointment date and time with you by letter.

If you are attending for a cataract problem you will receive a complete pre-operative work-up during your visit.

Please be aware that your appointment may take up to two hours, depending on what you have been referred for. Additionally, we usually have more than one clinic running  and therefore other patients may be seen quicker than you, depending on who they are seeing.

If you wish to rearrange your appointment or cannot attend for any reason, please call 023 8029 6026 so that we can reschedule your appointment.

A map and directions to the clinic can be found on the “clinic information” page.

COVID-19

During this outbreak we are providing telephone consultations and are now in the process of reintroducing face-to-face appointments in line with government recommendations.

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