Diabetic eye screening: patient choice and transfer

This document explains how to move patients between diabetic eye screening (DES) providers, or on to alternative diagnostic and treatment services.


Diabetic eye screening: patient choice and transfer of patients across programme boundaries

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This publication sets out the NHS diabetic eye screening (DES) programme guidelines for managing patients who wish to:

  • transfer to a screening provider outside their local area
  • use diagnostic or treatment services outside of the local screening programme

It includes information about:

  • normal service provision
  • transfer risks
  • circumstances where patients ask for a transfer
Published 30 May 2014