Diabetic eye screening: untraceable patients

The publication sets out the NHS diabetic eye screening (DES) programme's processes for when patients are no longer traceable.


DES untraceable patient letter template


This document explains how to proceed when a patient on the diabetic eye screening (DES) cohort database is no longer traceable.

It includes:

  • updated guidance
  • a template letter to contact the patient’s general practitioner (GP)
Published 29 April 2014
Last updated 27 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. Replaced PDF guidance with an HTML version and added link to 'untraceable patient letter template'.

  2. First published.