This document states the minimum audits each local diabetic eye screening service must complete on a regular basis.
It identifies audits required in national guidance, service specification or quality assurance pathway standards. Where no national guidance on frequency is available, a suggested frequency is provided. Audits that are part of routine programme management and failsafe are not included. Where applicable, data for audits can be extracted using fields available in programme performance reports (PPRs) which can be presented at clinical commissioning group (CCG) and service level.
Providers should develop and agree an annual audit schedule in conjunction with commissioners, documenting which specific audits the local service will undertake. This may include audits not listed in this document. Audit findings and actions should be presented in an appropriate governance forum, for example programme board or operational group.