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Meet the team
Mr Richard Hanson is our clinical lead and a consultant ophthalmologist. He treats patients with diabetic eye disease at York Hospital. He is responsible for ensuring that you receive the right care at the right time, and in the right place.
Lead for Diabetes
Dr Jonathan Thow is a Diabetologist and Endocrinologist who specialises in the treatment of diabetes and an advisor for the programme.
John Featonby is responsible for managing, planning and maintaining the service, and making sure we can meet future demands.
Deputy Programme manager
Lisa Hamilton supports the programme manager and is in charge of the day to day running of the programme.
Jo Booth oversees the administrative team and provides the failsafe for our programme. She ensures the patient database is maintained and all the eligible people with diabetes are invited for screening.
Grading lead and training manager
Shelley Widdowson is responsible for training and quality assurance of the graders. She is a senior grader for the programme.
Johanne Moyle provides support and training for the screeners in the community. She is a senior grader for the programme.
Craig Dennis (Scarborough), Martin Whipp (Harrogate), and Martin Fletcher (York) supervise and co-ordinate the locality-based screening team.
Screening and grading team
The team works out of 3 sites in North Yorkshire. We have an office in York, Scarborough and Harrogate. The screeners are qualified to capture the images for grading and to assess the retinal images for signs of diabetic retinopathy.
In the team we have qualified slit lamp examiners and senior graders who are also optometrist for York Trust.
The administration team is the first point of contact for people who ring the programme. They deal with all aspects of the programme management system including the appointment booking and results letters.