remit of the Clinical Group is to oversee the following aspects
of the national programme:
- Training and education
- National (external) quality assurance
- Internal quality assurance
- Ophthalmology referral issues
- Grading, image quality and position
- Technical failure examination standards
The clinical group is made up of the lead clinicians for
Diabetic Retinopathy Screening for each health board area.
The Lead Clinician in each health board area is jointly responsible
with the relevant Service Manager for delivery of the programme
in line with the DRS Service Manual.
Grading Scheme 2007 Version 1.1
The Grading Scheme has been amended to include some improved definitions to describe the outcome of the grades and also provide guidance on image quality. The latest version can be download or viewed here:
Work Based assessment for slit lamp examinations
The DRS Manual contains a section on the training and accreditation of slit lamp examiners for the the screening programme. Click on the icon below for a copy of the work based assessment form.