The Central Mersey Diabetes Eye Screening programme covers each of the 4 CCGs or boroughs within the area of the LOC: Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Warrington. The service is now administered by Northgate Primary Care Services (UK) Ltd, commissioned by the Cheshire & Mersey regional team of NHS England.
Optical contractors are involved in screening for Diabetic Retinopathy in each area, with additional screening provided by Northgate at community NHS sites. There is at least one NHS site in each borough and 33 sites altogether where patients can go for screening. Northgate also provide programme management and administration, as well as Image and Slit Lamp grading, with 4 local optometrists involved. LOC chair, Bob Wilkes represents the optical providers on behalf of the LOC.
NB The LOC is unable to book appointments for diabetes eye screening. For all queries regarding screening, please ring the Screening Office on 0151 495 5100