As part of the NHSE Service Specification each DESP should have an in house Slit Lamp pathway. Historically Cumbria has referred Slit Lamp patients (typically patients that are unable to obtain a clear fundus image) to the respected Ophthalmology departments.
Cumbria Diabetic Eye Screening Programme are working to develop a Slit Lamp pathway within the DESP remit. They are exploring options for any community based Optometrists who may wish to deliver Slit Lamp sessions for DESP under a sessional basis and Service Level Agreement.
If this is something you would be interested in please read the Service Level Agreement and contact Steve Quirk, Cumbria Diabetic Eye Screening Programme Manager, Stephen.email@example.com, for further information or to register your interest.