EMIS Care, an EMIS Group company, is now providing standardized screening across the London Boroughs of Wandsworth, Richmond, Kingston, Croydon, Sutton and Merton in south west London – areas that were previously serviced by individual providers.
EMIS Care is one of five organisations selected by NHS England to introduce standardised screening across the whole of London. The aim is to encourage more patients to come forward for testing and to ensure that quality of service is consistently high across the capital.
Eye screening is an essential part of diabetes care to check for diabetic retinopathy, a condition that can lead to sight loss if it is not detected early and treated. Everyone aged 12 and over with diabetes is invited to attend once a year.
The new South West London model means that patients diagnosed with diabetes will be able to use a central appointment booking service that is open for longer hours, six days a week, rather than having to book locally during standard office hours.
Kevin McDonnell, Managing Director of EMIS Care, said: