Eye Screening

In Dorset, an optometry based diabetic eye screening service has been working very successfully for 20 years. Since 1 January 2007, the service has been provided using digital photography to meet the national standards introduced at that time.


The Dorset Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (DDESP) is part of Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust.

Key staff within the Programme are:

Mrs Non Matthews, Clinical Director and Consultant Ophthalmologist
Ms Mandy Sullivan, Programme Manager
Mr Steve Taylor, Optometric Advisor

Who to contact if you are experiencing problems

If you have a general query, please contact the screening office.

If you are experiencing problems since the instillation of eye drops, please
refer to our leaflet.

DDESP Announcement for Optometrists - please go to the home page of the Professional Zone.
Please could you spare a few moments to answer 7 questions about your most recent diabetic eye screening appointment.

Completing the questionnaire is entirely voluntary. However, we welcome all responses because they help us to ensure our services meet the needs of all patients and carers.

We use the results to identify areas where performance is good and to understand where we can make changes to improve our service to you.

We will treat your response in strict confidence.

Please complete our patient questionnaire.