Diabetic Eye Screening Programme - North East Manchester
Who is the service for?
GP practices refer all diabetic patients over the age of 12 to the programme to be checked for sight threatening retinopathy which can be a complication of diabetes.
What does the service provide?
Eye screening is a key part of diabetes care. Untreated diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common causes of sight loss. When the condition is caught early, treatment (laser) is effective at reducing or preventing damage to patient’s sight.
Who will patients meet while under your department/service’s care?
You will meet one of our Eye Screening Technicians at the various community clinics across Oldham, Bury and Rochdale for your screening appointment. If any signs of retinopathy are detected you will be referred directly to one of our Ophthalmic Doctors at one of the Pennine Acute Hospital sites depending on the location closest to you.
When is the service available?
The service operates Monday to Friday 8.30 – 4.30 pm but this is being reviewed by engaging with patients to look at the best times of service operation, particularly for those patients that find it difficult to attend during the day due to work and other commitments.
Where is the service provided?
CROFT SHIFA NHS CENTRE - Belfield Road, off Entwistle Road, Rochdale OL16 2UY
ROCHDALE INFIRMARY - Follow signs for Eye Screening, Suite 6, Out-patients Dept, Rochdale Infirmary, Whitehall Street, Rochdale OL12 0NB
MOORGATE PRIMARY CARE CENTRE - Wave Suite, 3rd Floor (follow signs for Eye Screening), 22 Derby Way, Bury BL9 0NJ
RADCLIFFE PRIMARY CARE CENTRE - Room 3, Mountain Suite (ground floor), Church Street West, Radcliffe M26 2SQ
INTEGRATED CARE CENTRE - Lower Ground Floor – room 03, New Radcliffe Street, Oldham OL1 1NL
ROYTON HEALTH & WELLBEING CENTRE - 1st Floor, waiting area F, Park Street, Royton, Oldham OL2 6QW
These are currently being reviewed jointly with NHS England and patient groups to provide more choice and accessibility for patients. If any site is more convenient than the one we have booked for you, please give the office a call and we will happily change this for you.
Department contact details
Main telephone number: 01706 901711
E-mail address: Pah-tr.GMNEDESP@nhs.net
Please bring all glasses and contact lenses your wear with lens solution for contacts as you will have eye drops put in your eye and lenses would need to be removed.
You can bring sunglasses on a sunny day as your eyes can feel sensitive after the eye drops
You may want to bring someone with you to the appointment
Eye drops may affect your vision for a few hours, so you should not drive after your appointment
Ambulance Service – Arriva Patient Transport
Telephone: 0800 0232292
Other Transport Services – Eligibility, registration and/or small fees may apply
CVS Rochdale Volunteer Driver Scheme (VDS)
Phone: 0800 032 0868
Community Transport Oldham
Phone: 0161 633 0097
If English is not your first language and you need help, please contact the Trust Ethnic Health Team on the number below. It is Trust Policy that relatives or friends cannot interpret for patients; a Trust Interpreter must be used.
Telephone: 0161 627 8770
Mr T Hashmi – Clinical Lead
Mrs Tanveer Kausser – Programme Manager
Drs J Masanjika and N Karimi – Ophthalmologists