North West Londoners with diabetes are set to experience new, high quality eye screening services delivered by Health Intelligence from 1st November 2015, announced by NHS England (London).
Health Intelligence is one of five organisations chosen to introduce a standardised screening model across London which will significantly improve the effectiveness and efficiency for patients from 1st November. Health Intelligence currently runs the successful East Anglia diabetic eye screening programme and utilises its own unique software, Spectra, bringing a wealth of experience and innovation.
Eye screening is a key part of diabetes care to check for diabetic retinopathy, a condition that can lead to sight loss if it’s not detected early and treated. Everyone aged 12 and over with diabetes receives an invitation to this service once a year.
Phil Kirby, Managing Director of Health Intelligence said “We are delighted to have been selected and the whole organisation is looking forward to delivering a first class service for North West London patients.”
Dr Kathie Binysh, Head of Screening at NHS England (London), said: “After a rigorous procurement process, we are delighted to announce Health Intelligence as being one of the five new diabetic eye screening providers. Regular eye screening is very important for people with diabetes and we want to ensure that the quality of this service is consistently high across the capital, and all patients who need it are accessing this important service. The new service will build on the commitment, hard work and professionalism current providers have demonstrated over the years in delivering the diabetic eye screening service in London.”
We will now work closely with the existing providers to ensure a smooth handover before they begin delivering services on 1st November 2015.