Diabetic Eye Screening Programme


The Plymouth diabetic eye screening programme screens patients for diabetic retinopathy. This page offers general information to diabetic patients about how to book a diabetic eye screening appointment and what will happen at their diabetic eye screening appointment.

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From 1 April 2017 the Plymouth diabetic eye screening programme will have a new service provider. NHS England has appointed EMIS Care to deliver the diabetic eye screening programme on their behalf. Your service will continue to run as before with EMIS Care working in partnership with your local optician stores to provide your diabetic eye screening appointments.

Programme Manager

Marc Lewis

New Provider

Why is this happening?

The contracts for diabetic eye screening were being renewed and after a formal procurement process, EMIS Care were awarded the contract.

What is the difference?

You will notice very few changes, your diabetic eye screening programme is still an NHS screening service and will continue to run to the same national guidelines.

It is our aim to maintain the programmes already high standards and we will be working with the local optician stores to provide your screening.

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

Plymouth DESP Appointment & Booking Office

Room 101b Plymouth Science Park 1 Davy Road Derriford Plymouth PL6 8BX

Tel: 01752 717 220 not active until 2 April 2017 Email:

NHS Screening Locations

Cumberland Centre

Damerel Close Devonport Plymouth PL1 4JZ

Kingsbridge Hospital

Plymouth Road Kingsbridge Devon TQ7 1XT

Lifton Surgery

North Road Lifton PL16 0EH

Tavistock Clinic

70 Plymouth Rd Tavistock PL19 8BX

Mount Gould Local Care Centre

200 Mount Gould Road, Plymouth PL4 7PY

Optician Screening Locations

Angus McPhie Opticians

7 Market Street Tavistock PL19 8AU

Tel: 01822 612863

Centre for Eyecare Excellence

41 Gibbon Street Plymouth PL4 8BZ

Tel: 01752 666546

Leonard A Gibson Opticians

3 Radford Park Road Plymstock Plymouth PL9 9DG

Tel: 01752 403596

Newsome Opticians (site 1)

Glanvilles Mill Ivybridge PL21 9PS

Tel: 01752 691107

Newsome Opticians (site 2)

Market Street Yealmpton PL8 2EA

Tel: 01752 881350

Nigel Gainey Opticians

109 Victoria Road St Budueax Plymouth PL5 1RX

Tel: 01752 366022

Noakes, Habermehl and Kerr Opticians (site 1)

2 Meavy Way Crownhill Plymouth PL5 3BW

Tel: 01752 772116

Noakes, Habermehl and Kerr Opticians (site 2)

62 Ridgeway Plympton Plymouth PL7 2AL

Tel: 01752 345269

Specsavers Opticians

152-154 Armada Way Plymouth PL1 1LB

Tel: 01752 662847