Eye screening is an essential part of diabetes care to check for diabetic retinopathy, a condition that can lead to sight loss if it's not detected early and if necessary treated. Everyone with diabetes aged 12 and over is entitled to this service once a year.
EMIS Care has been has been providing diabetic eye screening as Medical Imaging UK in Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland and Gateshead since October 2012, and is looking forward to continue providing high quality care and implementing service improvements.
On 1 April 2016 Medical Imaging UK will also rebrand as EMIS Care. There will be no changes to the proposed delivery of the service.
Kevin McDonnell, Managing Director of EMIS Care, said: