MECS Service

MECS (Minor Eye Condition Service) is now live across the Central London NHS CCG.

To participate within this service you must have completed your MECS WOPEC accreditation.

If you wish to participate or learn more about this new service then please email

Minor Eye Problems?


Please note that during the COVID-19 outbreak, consultations will be undertaken by video or telephone in the first instance. If you have a recent problem with your eyes – such as sore eyes, red eyes or visual disturbance – and you are registered with a GP practice in Central London CCG  (London Borough of Westminster except Queens Park and Paddington), please PHONE one of the local Opticians listed below, for an initial assessment and appointment.

Search for your local MECS provider here

Pathways in Westminster & the Tri-borough

Currently all referrals in Westminster should be made through the Single Point of Referral system or  Opera system, this is regardless of whether or not you offer enhanced services.

For the rest of the tri-brough all referrals should be made via the GP.

For cases of Wet AMD, practitioners should contact Western Eye Hospital either via telephone or email (See Emergency Eye Casualties below for details)

Please note: There is no Macula Clinic at Charring Cross so do not refer emergencies.                                                                    There is no Emergency department at Chelsea & Westminster.


Emergency Eye Casualties
For details of Emergency Services in and around London see here


2 thoughts on “MECS Service

  1. I would like to refer my daughter to have her eyes tested at the Portland please.
    Sienna Whyman aged 7 she is registered with me, Alexandra Guinle.
    She is complaining of blurry eyes and dryness


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