New organisation to take over diabetes eye screening programme in Berkshire

Posted 21/12/2017

People across Berkshire with diabetes will have eye screening carried out by a new organisation from 1 April 2018, taking over from the current NHS provider.

Health Intelligence announced on 21 December 2017 that it had won the Berkshire contract to provide annual screening to check if people had diabetic retinopathy, a condition that can lead to sight loss if it’s not detected early and treated. The company said it used unique software to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of screening and it already sees NHS patients in Dorset, East Anglia, Essex, Hampshire & Isle of Wight and North West London.

Health Intelligence said it would work closely with the current providers of the service, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, to ensure a smooth handover.  The contract was decided by NHS England.

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