Ashworth Opticians will continue to recall our diabetic patients for their regular sight tests as normal. However, we are no longer able to offer diabetic screening, as the South Manchester programme has changed.

Greater Manchester South Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

The South Manchester Diabetic Eye Screening Programme will be changing from the 1st April 2019 to the Greater Manchester South Diabetic Eye Screening Programme. Health Intelligence, the new provider, will continue the excellent service you used to receive and will be in touch to invite you to your next screening appointment.

If you use this service, you do not need to do anything.

To support this transfer and your future screening, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust will ensure your screening records are transferred to Health Intelligence. Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership will ensure that your individual data and screening history is held securely and only accessible by the healthcare professionals directly involved in your care. Health Intelligence will only access information that is relevant to your healthcare. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

For further information please call Health Intelligence on 0161 464 3000 or email enquiries.gmsouthdesp@nhs.net

More information at www.gmsouthdesp.co.uk or www.srft.nhs.uk/diabetic535/