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03.04.2020

MPFT Diabetic Retinopathey Eye Screening Service update

Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust service update 3 April 2020

The Trust is operating a reduced service in Staffordshire until further notice. The service will continue to offer digital surveillance for certain high risk groups from the following clinical locations and clients will be screened prior to entering the service to reduce the risk of infection.

The sites are:

  • 56 High Street, Burton on Trent (DE14 1JS)
  • Bradwell Hospital, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme (ST5 7NJ)
  • Stafford Central Clinic, Stafford (ST16 3AQ)

Patients will receive an invitation to attend an appointment following telephone triage by the Admin team (NB: only those suitable and can attend will be invited, no ambulance transport will be available for patients). Appointments will be staggered every 20/30 minutes to minimise risk and ensure patients are not sitting together in the waiting area. Only digital surveillance will be offered and targeted at Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and pregnant clients. It is anticipated this reduced service will continue until further notice.

All other patients have been notified of their appointments having been cancelled and these will be re-scheduled at a future date. Patients with any questions or concerns are asked to call 0300 303 0887 or email ss.desp@nhs.net

2 Responses to “MPFT Diabetic Retinopathey Eye Screening Service update”

  1. Carol D'Arcy

    Hi, Bradwell hospital put my eye screening on hold because of Covid and said they would contact me to rearrange. I don’t think I have been contacted again yet. I am type 2 diabetic and have a branch retinal occlusion.

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