Stratifying the NHS diabetic eye screening programme: into the unknown?

Sampson, Christopher James, James, Marilyn, Broadbent, Deborah M. and Harding, Simon P. (2016) Stratifying the NHS diabetic eye screening programme: into the unknown? Diabetic Medicine . ISSN 1464-5491

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In this commentary, we consider the recent recommendation by the UK National Screening Committee (NSC) that people with diabetes at low risk of sight loss should be invited to screening every 2 years rather than annually [1]. We broadly support this recommendation but believe that there are important outstanding questions that require attention before such a policy is implemented. We discuss the decision in the context of the history of the NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (NDESP) and reflect on the current state of evidence, including work cited by the NSC [1–4].

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Additional Information: This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Sampson, C. J., James, M., Broadbent, D. M. and Harding, S. P. (2016), Stratifying the NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme: into the unknown?. Diabet. Med, which has been published in final form at doi:10.1111/dme.13192. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing
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Depositing User: Sampson, Mr Christopher
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2016 09:49
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 17:59

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