Domiciliary & Locum

For those new to the county, working as a locum, or providing services via a national domiciliary service, may we welcome you to Gloucestershire.

For your information we have an Ophthalmology Casualty phone line:

0300 422 3578

8am-8pm (closed 1pm-2pm) 7 days/week


For further information on Ophthalmology services in Gloucestershire please see the Gloucestershire Hospitals website

Also in Gloucestershire we have locally negotiated schemes for:

  • Direct cataract referral 
  • Post-operative follow up of second eye cataract surgery
  • Glaucoma referral refinement
  • Management of flashes and floaters

All the above are managed by Primary Eyecare Gloucestershire. For more information visit their website at HTTP://

In addition there are dedicated referral pathways for

  • Fast track Wet AMD referral
  • Referral for YAG laser capsulotomy

The appropriate referral forms can be downloaded from the column on the right of this page.

To use the Fast track Wet AMD service please download the referral form and fax referral directly to:  0300 422 8531. Alternatively if you have access to a secure email account then email to


If you require any further information and your own practice colleagues are unable to advise you please feel free to contact any one of the committee members - we would be very happy to help.


Locum Placement

The LOC are sometimes contacted by contractors for assistance in finding locum cover. This is not a role with which we have direct involvement. Please see links on the right of this page to the AOP Locum Register and ABDO who may be able to help.