Hospital launch new online booking system for Diabetic Eye Screening appointments

Ingrid Thomasson and Amanda Stallard, Diabetes Eye Screening Specialist Nurses and Joint Programme Managers for Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Diabetic Eye Screening Programme.

Ingrid Thomasson and Amanda Stallard, Diabetes Eye Screening Specialist Nurses and Joint Programme Managers for Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Diabetic Eye Screening Programme.

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Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals has become only the second site in England to offer an on-line booking option for Diabetic Eye Screening appointments.

This new development is part of the Trust’s initiative to increase the uptake of diabetic eye screening for younger people with diabetes. The younger generation is renown nationwide for failing to attend screening appointments and is at highest risk of developing diabetic eye disease, which can damage eye sight or even result in sight loss.

The new interactive system has been designed to allow patients to make convenient appointments using computers, smartphones and tablets whilst offering a wide choice of appointments over three screening sites (DRI, Vermuyden & Montagu).

Everyone with diabetes, over the age of 12 will be sent an annual invite to attend their screening appointment in which they will be given a provisional appointment time.

A link to the online booking system is included in the letter to book your appointment.