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

Practical Information

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

Website:      arrivatransportsolutions@arriva.co.uk

Other Transport Services – Eligibility, registration and/or small fees may apply

CVS Rochdale Volunteer Driver Scheme (VDS)
Phone: 0800 032 0868
Email: mary@rochdalevds.co.uk

Ring and Ride
Phone: 0161 624 4494 – Oldham                   General Enquiry Line: 0161 200 6011 or 0845 688 4933
Web: www.ringandride.info
Email: oldham.rochdale@ringandride.info

Rochdale Community Transport
Phone: 01706 347115
Web: www.rochdalect.com
Email: info@rochdalect.com

Community Transport Oldham

Phone: 0161 633 0097

Email:  oldham@communitytransport.org

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.

Interpreter Service

Telephone:  0161 627 8770

Key Staff

Mr T Hashmi – Clinical Lead

Mrs Tanveer Kausser – Programme Manager

Drs J Masanjika and N Karimi – Ophthalmologists