Diabetic eye screening programme: failsafe procedures

These documents set out how the failsafe processes work for the NHS diabetic eye screening (DES) programme.


Failsafe: NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

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Failsafe processes minimise risks of anything going wrong in the screening pathway.

These publications explain the failsafe procedures in place for the diabetic eye screening programme.

Published 1 January 2013
Last updated 29 March 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated sections 8, 9 and 10.

  2. Updated section 10.2 on non-urgent referrals.

  3. Added information on the use of virtual clinics in DES to HES pathways.

  4. Added 'Diabetic eye screening: managing referrals to hospital eye services'.

  5. First published.