Greater Manchester South Diabetic Eye Screening Programme
The New Greater Manchester South Diabetic Eye Screening Programme is provided by Health Intelligence.
If you are a patient you don’t need to do anything as Health Intelligence will invite you as normal to your usual screening venue where possible.
Healthcare Intelligence will ensure that all patient screening records are safely transferred onto their IT systems. They will ensure that any individual data and screening history is held securely and is only accessible by the healthcare professionals directly involved with patient care. Patients can be assured that Healthcare Intelligence will only access information that is relevant to individual patients and will not use it for any other purpose.
GP practices refer all diabetic patients over the age of 12 to the programme to be checked for sight threatening retinopathy which can be a complication of diabetes.
What to bring to your appointment
Your invitation letter
Your usual spectacles
You may wish to bring sunglasses with you as the eye drops may make your eyes sensitive to light.
Please ensure you plan your transport arrangements as you should not drive away from your screening appointment. (The eye drops given during the appointment will blur your vision, which may invalidate your car insurance.)
Due to Covid-19 routine diabetic screening is temporarily on hold.
If you are in a group more at risk of developing diabetic eye disease the screening programme will contact you directly to arrange a timely screening.