Coastal West Sussex CCG

Current pathways and local arrangements for the provision of eye services in the Coastal West Sussex region.

Note: In majority of cases for a patient to be able to access these services they must be registered with a GP in the CWSCCG region (full list here)


To participate in any of these pathways your practice must be registered with Coastal West Sussex CCG and the local Primary Eye Care Company.

(Application form to register your practice available here

Glaucoma Referral and Refinement

Direct Cataract Referral 

Post Cataract Assessment


For URGENT IOP referrals of 31mm Hg or higher see below or use the individual hospital contact details and protocols here.


Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust operates two sites at St Richard's Hospital and Southlands Hospital. All direct, non-optomanager, e-mail referrals go to:


Urgent referral should be made via this guide


In order to prioritise referrals WSHFT have requested that all URGENT referrals have at their beginning in BOLD and CAPITALS the prefix UR for urgent followed by the condition e.g. UR IOP  

Contact Details for CWS hospitals: 

Western Sussex Eye Clinic, Southlands Hospital

Outpatients: 01273 446067 (

Surgery or Pre-Op information : 01903 205111 ext 84940

St Richards Hospital, Chichester –01243 788122

Ext 3532 (Patient & GP Advice / Queries)


Contact Details for other hospitals in the region:


Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust -


Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Trust -


Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust -


Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust - for the Queen Alexander Hospital send to Outpatient Booking Centre, Rodney Road, Portsmouth or via fax to 02392681701

(For more info see


Chichester Nuffield - To be confirmed - not accepting referrals for IOP


BMI Goring Hall - To be confirmed - not accepting referrals for IOP