Arden, Herefordshire & Worcestershire
Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

Arden, Herefordshire & Worcestershire

The Arden, Herefordshire & Worcestershire diabetic eye screening programme was launched on 1 April 2016.

The service covers the following CCGs: Coventry & Rugby, Herefordshire, Redditch & Bromsgrove, South Warwickshire, South Worcestershire, Warwickshire North and Wyre Forest. Our aim for the programme is to provide a unified, high quality, safe service in line with national guidance across the region.

This page is your programmes dedicated patient portal, providing you with all the information you need for your diabetic eye screening appointment

Programme Manager

Thomas Cale

Appointment

Eye screening is a key part of diabetes care to check for diabetic retinopathy a condition that can lead to sight loss if it's not detected early and treated. All diabetic patients in the UK aged 12 and over should have an annual screening appointment. For more information about diabetic eye screening please visit NHS choices.

We have created a video that explains your eye screening appointment. It is split up into 6 easy sections:

Taking a history - your details will be checked to make sure the information on the system is up to date and correct.

Testing Visual Acuity - we record how good the level of your sight is. If you wear glasses for your distance vision, you will need to bring these to your appointment.

Dilation Drops – the eye drops make your pupils larger to ensure the images we capture are clear. The eye drops can cause blurriness and sensitivity to light for up to 6 hours – do not drive in this time.

Photographing The Eye – we use our camera to photograph different areas of the back of your eye.

Grading – the images taken of your eyes will be assessed after your appointment.

Results – you will usually receive your results 4 – 6 weeks after the appointment.

Appointments & Enquiries

Rugby, Coventry & Warwickshire Appointments & Booking Office

Arden, Hereford & Worcester DESP Block A - Ground Floor Oakfield Park Rugby CV22 7HQ

Tel: 01788 422300 Fax: 01905 362 781 Email:

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Appointments & Booking Office

Arden, Hereford & Worcester DESP Unit 2 The Triangle Worcester Worcestershire WR5 2QX

Tel: 0333 456 7670 Fax: 01905 362 781 Email:

Arden, Hereford & Worcestershire Screening Office

Arden, Hereford & Worcester DESP Unit 2 The Triangle Worcester Worcestershire WR5 2QX

Other Locations

EMIS Care Registered Office

Rawdon House Green Lane, Yeadon Leeds LS19 7BY

Tel: 0113 380 3000