We are asking local diabetic eye screening providers to help us understand the challenges they face in achieving the national standard for timeliness of referrals from screening.
Patrick has been working in screening since 2011, as a screening co-ordinator of a local AAA screening programme. He then became a regional quality assurance manager for the North region and subsequently national education and training manager for the young person and adult screening programmes. In 2017 he was appointed national programme manager of the NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme. His background was as a principal clinical vascular scientist and he worked across an number of hospitals in the Greater Manchester area.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his extended family, socialising with friends, going to the gym and walking in the peak district.
The NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme is again joining forces with the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) in April to hold the sixth national diabetic eye screening conference on Friday 12 April 2019.
We are inviting diabetic eye screening providers and commissioners to give us their views on updated guidance for managing referrals to hospital eye services.
We are delighted to announce registration details for 2 upcoming national NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme events.
Information about updates to the level 3 diploma for health screeners working in the NHS diabetic eye screening programme.
The NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme is again joining forces with the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) to hold the fifth national diabetic eye screening conference on Friday 20 April.
The inaugural NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme networking day enabled people from across the world of diabetic eye screening to network with colleagues and get operational updates from the national programme team.
From 31 March 2018, Health Education England funding will no longer be available to support screening staff to complete or start the certificate of assessing vocational achievement qualification.
Twenty-seven local diabetic eye screening programmes are using the national GP2DRS IT system to extract details of their cohort of patients from GP practice systems. The total number of patients now being extracted using the system has passed 1 million.
The NHS Diabetic Eye Screening (DES) Programme helps prevent sight loss in people with diabetes. Screening can detect diabetic retinopathy early, when treatment is effective at reducing or preventing damage from the condition.