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Healthi Electronic Referral System

This document provides referral advice for use with Healthi.

Download Healthi Referral Advice Mar 20 V2.50

Details of the providers for each area and who to contact if you want confirmation are here:

Download Mapping for Practitioners Oct 20 V1.8                                                                                      

New practices

These should contact Primary Eyecare - Send Mail with a request to start using Opera for referrals. You will need to provide the practice name, address and phone number. You will also need your ODS site code.

ODS Codes

If you don't know your ODS Code you can search for it here:

Learn More NHS Digital ODS Portal

New practices may not have an NHS ODS site code and if not should contact the Exeter Help Desk to request one. - Send Mail

Healthi Referral System FAQs

Click here FAQs

Using the Healthi Referral Module

This video shows the use of the Healthi Referral Module, including adding and ammending users, adding patients and making a referral.

Download Healthi Referral Video Feb 20

NHS Information Governance

The previous NHS Information Governance Toolkit has transformed into the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT). The website is linked below, but the DSPT can be completed and submitted through the Quality in Optometry website. There are 2 versions of the DSPT, the full version required for NJHS Connections and for NHS Contracts, and a reduced subset for NHSMail purposes only.  Both versions are in QiO.

Learn More DSPT website


Learn More Quality in Optometry Website

Guide to completing the toolkit

Although the IGTK has changed to the DSPT, the bundle of policies created for the old IGTK may still be of help.  QiO also has help and policies in the DSPT section.

Download IGT Policy bundle GM