Charity seeking feedback on diabetes eye screening information

Mon, 26 Sep 2011
The national charity Diabetes UK is looking for help in their attempt to improve eye screening information available in the UK. The charity is asking for adult volunteers that have been diagnosed with diabetes during the last four years to help them offer better information regarding retinal screening.

The call is part of the English National Screening Programme for Diabetic Retinopathy, which will be supported by new information leaflets on retinopathy screening. Before these are issued, Diabetes UK would like to get feedback on both existing information materials and current screening practices so that the new leaflets are as effective as possible.

There will be a couple of short focus group sessions in central London at the end of this month and the end of October, with lunch being provided and travel expenses also taken care of.

Retinal screening is one of the 15 essential health checks that diabetics should be offered to help in managing their condition, and the charity also provides a diabetes care measures checklist to ensure that patients are receiving proper care for their condition. When missing information is identified, people can approach their healthcare team about the problem.

Diabetes UK are seeking further information about the level and quality of diabetes care in the UK so that they can put pressure on the NHS to ensure that all health needs are being met.
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