Diabetic Eye Screening Programme


The Lancashire diabetic eye screening programme recently launched if there is any information you cannot find please contact us.

On 1 October 2016 the Preston, Chorley and South Ribble and East Lancashire diabetic eye screening programmes (DESP) merged to create the Lancashire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme.

On 1 April 2017, the areas of North Lancashire, Blackpool and Fylde & Wyre merged into the Lancashire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (DESP). These areas will no longer be part of the Cumbria Diabetic eye screening programme.

All patients will continue to have your eyes screened just as before but as part of the Lancashire DESP.

Programme Manager

Robert Sutcliffe

New Provider

Why is this happening?

Contracts for diabetic eye screening have been brought together to give all patients better care with more choice.

What is the difference?

The Lancashire DESP is provided by EMIS Care. NHS England has appointed EMIS Care to deliver the service on their behalf. This means your diabetic eye screening programme is still an NHS screening service but will be delivered by EMIS Care in partnership with the NHS.

Who are EMIS Care?

We’re the UK’s leading independent company in providing diabetic eye screening services to the NHS.

With over 30 years experience, we provide several large-scale screening services across the UK and Republic of Ireland to over 500,000 patients - helping to reduce the number of people going blind due to diabetes. We are also the largest provider of diabetic eye screening services to the population in the Republic of Ireland.

Visit our about us page for more information

Appointments & Enquiries

Lancashire DESP Appointments & Booking Office

The Holden Centre Gisburn Road Barrowford Lancashire BB9 8NF

Tel: 01282 570 600 Email:

Preston, Chorley, South Ribble and East Lancashire Screening Locations

Accrington Pals Primary Health Care Centre

1 Paradise Street Accrington BB5 2EJ

Bacup Primary Health Care Centre

Irwell Mill Rochdale Road Lancashire OL13 9NR

Bamber Bridge Clinic

School Lane Bamber Bridge Preston PR5 6QE

Barbara Castle Way Health Centre

Simmons Street Blackburn BB2 1AX

Barnoldswick Clinic

The Butts Barnoldswick BB18 5HP

Chorley Health Centre

Collison Avenue Chorley PR7 2TH

Clitheroe Community Hospital

Chatburn Road Clitheroe BB7 4JX

Croston Medical Centre

30 Brookfield Croston Leyland PR26 9HY

Colne Health Centre

Craddock Road Colne BB8 0JZ

Coppull Medical Centre

5 Acreswood Close Chorley PR7 5EN

Darwen Healthcare

James Street West Darwen BB3 1PY

Longridge Community Hospital

St. Wilfrids Terrace Longridge PR3 3WQ

Lostock Hall Medical Centre

410 Leyland Road Preston PR5 5SA

Preston Healthport

Vicarage Lane Fulwood Preston PR2 8DW

Rossendale Primary Health Care Centre

161 Bacup Rd Rossendale BB4 7PL

Sandy Lane Surgery

Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EB

St Marys Health Centre

Cop Lane Penwortham Preston PR1 0SR

St Peter Primary Health Care Center

42 Church Street Burnley BB11 2DL

The Minerva Health Centre

Lowthorpe Road Deepdale Preston PR1 6SB

Yarnspinners Primary Health Care Centre

Carr Road Nelson BB9 7SR

North Lancashire, Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Screening Locations

Caton Health Centre

Forest of Bowland AONB Hornby Road Caton Lancaster LA2 9QW

Carnforth Health Centre

Market Street Carnforth LA5 9JU

Coastal Medical Group 1

Middleton Way Heysham Morecambe LA3 2LE

Coastal Medical Group 2

1 Heysham Road Heysham Morecambe LA3 1DA

Fleetwood Surgery

Broadway Fleetwood FY7 8GU

Garstang Health Centre

Kepple Lane Garstang Preston PR3 1PB

Lytham Health Centre

Lytham Saint Annes FY8 5EE

Meadowside Medical Practice

1-3 Meadowside Lancaster LA1 3AQ

Queen Victoria Hospital

Thornton Road Morecambe LA4 5NN

Ryelands House Clinic

Owen Road Lancaster LA1 2LN

Whitegate Health Centre

150 Whitegate Drive Blackpool FY3 9ES