Central Mersey
Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

Central Mersey

The Central Mersey diabetic eye screening programme is an innovative and diverse service that is truly tailored to its population.

To comply with Government mandated social distancing measures we will be seeing patients in smaller numbers in clinics. Please be assured that all NPS staff will be wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) e.g. disposable face masks, gloves, aprons, face shields, which will vary depending on your clinic location and will be ensuring that cameras and chairs are sterilised between patients.

Patients may be asked to wait in their cars before their appointment is due and during dilation with their chaperone to reduce traffic in the waiting area. Only the patient will be allowed inside the building unless chaperoned.

All patients and their chaperones are required to wear their own face covering when attending entering and throughout their visit to the screening venue.

If you  are calling to cancel your appointment and live in an area that is currently in lockdown you are still able to attend your appointment as long as you are symptom free and are wearing the appropriate face covering.

The programme covers the following CCGs: Knowsley, Halton, St Helens and Warrington. Our aim for the programme is continue to provide a high quality service that integrates with stakeholders in the region.

This page is your programmes dedicated patient portal, providing you with all the information you need for your diabetic eye screening appointment.

Programme Manager

Kimberly Gallienne


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. All diabetic patients in the UK aged 12 and over should have an annual screening appointment. For more information about diabetic eye screening please visit NHS choices.

Your screening appointment in 6 easy steps:

Taking a history - your details will be checked to make sure the information on the system is up to date and correct.

Testing Visual Acuity - we record how good the level of your sight is. If you wear glasses for your distance vision, you will need to bring these to your appointment.

Dilation Drops – the eye drops make your pupils larger to ensure the images we capture are clear. The eye drops can cause blurriness and sensitivity to light for up to 6 hours – do not drive in this time.

Photographing The Eye – we use our camera to photograph different areas of the back of your eye.

Grading – the images taken of your eyes will be assessed after your appointment.

Results – you will usually receive your results 4 – 6 weeks after the appointment.

Appointments & Enquiries for NHS Screening Locations

Central Mersey Screening Office

Central Mersey DESP Mill Brow Clinic Mill Brow Widnes WA8 6RT

Central Mersey Appointments and Bookings Office

NPS Care 1 Kings Court Business Park Charles Hastings Way, Worcester Worcestershire WR5 1JR

Tel: 0151 495 5100 Email:

NHS Screening Locations (Please note at this time not all screening locations may be available)

Bath Street Health & Wellbeing Centre

Bath Street Health & Wellbeing Centre Lea Street WA1 1UG

Cockhedge Medical Centre

Cockhedge Medical Centre Unit 7-8 Cockhedge Shopping Centre WA1 2QQ

Conway Phillips

Conway Phillips 31 Buttermarket Street WA1 2LZ

David Lundstram

David Lundstram 45 Sankey Street WA1 1SL

Specsavers Warrington

Specsavers 34 Sankey Street WA1 1TD

Birchwood Medical Centre

Birchwood Medical Centre 15 Benson Road WA3 7PJ

A H Mertons

A H Mertons Birchwood Shopping Centre Birchwood WA3 7PG

Crompton Opticians

Crompton Opticians 8 Common Lane Culcheth WA3 4EG

Adcott Opticians

Adcott Opticians 14a The Cross Lymm WA3 4EG

Martin Berry

Martin Berry 33 London Road Stockton Heath WA4 6SG

Mullens Opticians

Mullens Opticians The Forge Centre Stockton Heath WA4 6HW

Simply Eye Opticians

Simply Eye Opticians 24 Heath Street Golbourne Warrington WA3 3AD

Crompton and Gilmore

Crompton and Gilmore 37 Market Street Newton-Le-Willows WA12 9BQ

RD Wilkes

RD Wilkes 15 Dane Court Rainhill L35 4LU

Crompton and Gilmore (1)

Crompton and Gilmore 8 Ormskirk Street Rainford WA11 8BT

Newton Community Hospital

Newton Community Hospital 1st Floor, Outpatients, Bradlegh Road Newton-Le-Willows WA12 8RB

St Pauls Health Centre

St Pauls Health Centre High Street Runcorn WA7 1AB

P & A Morgan Opticians

P & A Morgan Opticians 2 Alcock Street WA7 2BY

Specsavers Opticians

Specsavers Opticians 104 Bridge Walk WA7 2BY

Mill Brow Clinic

Mill Brow Clinic Mill Brow Widnes WA8 6RT

Millenium Centre

Millenium Centre 1st Floor Reception Corporation Street St. Helens WA10 1HJ

R A Carr

R A Carr 101 Church Street St. Helens WA10 1AL

Howard Opticians

Howard Opticians 47 Duke Street St. Helens WA10 2JE

Kays Opticians

Kays Opticians 95 Church Street St Helens WA10 1AJ

Specsavers St Helens

Specsavers 2-4 Bridge Street St Helens WA10 1BN

Vision Express

Vision Express 6 Le Grange Arcade St Helens WA10 1BN

Millican Opticians

Millican Opticians 44 Derby Road Huyton L36 9UJ

Halewood Health Centre

Halewood Health Centre 60 Roseheath Drive Halewood L26 9UH

Specsavers Huyton

Specsavers 16 Huyton Hey Road Huyton L36 5RT

St Chads Clinic

St Chads Clinic St Chads Drive Kirby L32 8RE

R Millican Eyecare

R Millican Eyecare 29-31 Eccleston Street Prescot L34 5QT

Whiston Primary Care Resource Centre

Whiston Primary Care Resource Centre Old Colliery Road Whiston L35 3SX