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The IT systems that support the DRS Programme are Soarian and SCI-DC.

Soarian provides the functionality for call/re-call, image capture, grading and reporting.

SCI-DC provides the master patient index of patients who are eligible for retinal screening and also receives details of individual screening episodes.

Software Release Information

Training and users reference information for
Soarian and SCI-DC



Any person who works in the DRS Programme in Scotland can submit a request for a change. If you wish to submit a request for a change we recommend that you discuss it first locally with others in your health board area.

To view the current status of change requests click here: Change Requests List

To raise a change request relating to the IT systems in for DRS click here: Change Request Form(opens new window)

Useful Documents


DRS Management Groups meeting - 9th Nov 2011

Presentation slides:

EQA - Dr Ken Swa
EQA - Reflections of Spring 2011 - Dr David Cromie
Auto-grader - Neville Lee and Mike Black
KPIs - Mike Black

OCT - Dr John Olson
(note -this file is very large circa 7.9 Mb and may take some time to download - please be patient)


DRS In-Service training Day - 10th Nov 2011

Presentation slides:

SCI-Diabetes - William Urquhart and Scott Cunningham

- new promise in the management of diabetic macular oedema- Dr Stuart Roxburgh (note - this file is very large circa 14.1 Mb and may take some time to download - please be patient)

My Diabetes * My Way - Scott Cunningham


DRS Management Groups meeting - 10th Nov 2010

Presentation slides:

DRS Burden - Dr John Doig
Clinical accreditation - Dr Ken Swa
Patient Engagement - Steve Graham
Optometrist Provision Highland - Dr Rod Harvey and Lisa Steele
Optometrist Provision Borders - Dr Tim Patterson and Tim Cameron
The Next Generation - Neville Lee


DRS National Study Day - 11th Nov 2010

Presentation slides:

Patient Feedback - Angela Ellingford
Integrated Feet and Eye screening - NHS Grampian
KPIs 2010 - Mike Black



DRS National Study Day - 5th Nov 2009

Presentation slides:

OCT Should this link to a DRS Programme?
Unit 304
Unit 305
Key performance Indicators
Introducing ATOS Origin Alliance


Expert Users day 5th Nov 2008

Expert Users - presentation slides
ATOS Help Desk Procedures
Systems Incident Reporting Process









Dates of Meetings

DRS Policies and Procedures


Supporting documents for software release 2009 including training materials for SCI-DC and release notes for Soarian amongst others


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