Diabetic eye screening: slit lamp biomicroscopy examiner framework

Training and accreditation process for people who conduct slit lamp biomicroscopy (SLB) in the NHS diabetic eye screening (DES) programme.


Slit lamp biomicroscopy examiner training and accreditation framework

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Staff that perform a clinical role within a local diabetic eye screening (DES) service must be:

  • appropriately trained
  • assessed for competence
  • reviewed regularly

Slit lamp examiners (SLEs) should:

  • receive continuous feedback on their decisions
  • attend multidisciplinary team meetings
Published 31 March 2016