Diabetic eye screening: cohort management

Explains the management of the cohort (people on the programme register) for the NHS diabetic eye screening (DES) programme.



This document explains the management of the cohort for diabetic eye screening.

It includes:

  • exclusions
  • suspensions
  • people who are ineligible or off-register
  • situations that require special consideration
  • rarer forms of diabetes
Published 1 November 2012
Last updated 2 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. This guidance has been updated to make it more concise and easier to understand. It now includes rarer types of diabetes, early worsening phenomenon and links to related guidance.
  2. First published.