CHEC has announced the opening of a new treatment centre in Accrington, Lancashire. Amid rising NHS waiting lists, the centre will become an important channel for easing the backlog on elective eye care through its provision of high-quality ophthalmological treatment to the local community.
The Accrington site is the latest in a run of CHEC treatment centres recently launched across the North West, including sites in Preston and Blackpool. This North Westerly expansion – part of a broader rollout of new centres across the country – will offer vital help to those communities in Lancashire and South Cumbria which are experiencing particularly severe NHS backlogs.
Commenting on the new centre, Jon Dore said: “With NHS backlogs continuing to rise, the need to support the NHS in reducing wait times is clear. Our centre in Accrington will offer the NHS vital support in reducing these backlogs and ensuring that patients receive timely high-quality care.
“With patient experience at the heart of all we do, we look forward to providing vital ophthalmology and endoscopy services for the local Accrington community.”
Before patients begin to arrive at the centre in October, CHEC will host two CPD events to introduce the new site and showcase the support it will offer to the local community. One event will be held online and the other in-person. Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend a CPD seminar, enabling optometrists to gain valuable CPD points.
Register for your place for our virtual CPD Open Evening event on Wednesday 20th September 7-8.30pm. The CPD topic is on ‘A practical guide to macular OCT analysis’, hosted by Imran Rahman, CHEC CEO and Consultant Ophthalmologist, and Mahmoud Rabie, Clinical Director of Ophthalmology.
Our face-to-face CPD open evening will take place on Tuesday 11th October 7-9pm. The CPD topic is on ‘Diabetic Eye Disease & Pre-Cataract Management’, hosted by Imran Rahman, CHEC CEO and Consultant Ophthalmologist, and Mahmoud Rabie, Clinical Director of Ophthalmology. Registration will open soon, watch this space…