Diabetic eye screening: patient choice and transfer

Guidance for when a person with diabetes chooses to be screened by a different diabetic eye screening (DES) service from the one their GP is linked to.



This guidance explains what needs to happen when changes are made to a person’s DES programme if it is different from the one their GP is linked to. It is for:

  • local screening services
  • GPs
  • local commissioners

It outlines the risks when a person with diabetes does not use the screening provider linked with their GP practice and what needs to happen to mitigate these risks.

Contact the Public Health England (PHE) Screening helpdesk with any queries about this publication, making sure you include its full title.

Published 30 May 2014
Last updated 5 October 2020 + show all updates
  1. Revised and updated information on digital first providers. Converted to HTML.

  2. First published.