DRS changes April 2016

As of 1st April 2016, there is a new Diabetic Eye Screening Programme in Essex run by Health Intelligence Ltd. The Essex Diabetic Eye Screening Programme will encompass approximately 118,000 patients and incorporate the following current Programmes into one Programme:

  • East Anglia DESP (Currently covers North East Essex and Mid Essex GP Practices)
  • South East Essex DESP
  • South West and West Essex DESP

The bookings number is now live, so if you or your patients have any queries you can call the service on 01245 806100. The patient website is www.essexdesp.co.uk, which will give patients information on diabetic retinopathy, their appointment and how to get in touch with the screening service.