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WGOS 4 – Referral Refinement/Monitoring

WGOS 4 – Referral Refinement/Monitoring

This section details the requirements of the WGOS 4 service level.

 

Medical Retina Referral Refinement and Monitoring

Practitioners must hold a professional certificate in Medical Retina to be able to deliver this service. 

The availability and requirements of these pathways will vary according to each Local Health Board. Once these pathways have been released, you can contact your Local Health Board or Optometric Advisor for further information. 

 

National Hydroxychloroquine Monitoring Service (NHMS)

 

This service enables practitioners with a Professional Certificate in Medical Retina to monitor patients at risk of Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy.

In addition to a Professional Certificate in Medical Retina, practitioners will also be required to undertake training related to recognition of Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy and to image capture.

Additional equipment will also be required to be able to deliver this service.

Once this pathway has been released, you can contact your Local Health Board or Optometric Advisor for further information.

 

Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension Referral Refinement and Monitoring 

Practitioners must hold a Higher Certificate or Diploma in Glaucoma to be able to deliver this service.

Once this pathway has been released, you can contact your Local Health Board or Optometric Advisor for further information.

 

College of Optometrists Higher Qualifications

You can find further information relating to higher qualifications for any of the advanced WGOS levels here: Higher qualifications - College of Optometrists (college-optometrists.org)