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Welcome to the Scottish Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Collaborative Website



The Scottish Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (DRS) collaborative brings together individuals from all NHS Boards in Scotland to facilitate the delivery of the National Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme. The primary objective of the programme is to detect referable ( potentially sight-threatening) retinopathy so that it can be treated.

Purpose of the Collaborative

  • To promote accessible and equitable delivery of diabetic retinal screening across Scotland in line with NHS Quality Improvement Scotland agreed standards
  • To facilitate effective service interfaces and support good practice in multidisciplinary and interagency working
  • To facilitate the various strands of user involvement in service delivery and future service planning
  • To provide effective governance framework for the Scottish National Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme.  

Click HERE to download a copy of the Collabortative Structure and the remit of the working groups.


  “The Scottish Diabetes Framework Action Plan sets out a challenging agenda for the next three years. This includes a commitment that all people with diabetes are offered annual eye screening to reduce the risk of developing diabetic retinopathy.”

Screening Progress for Q3 - FY 2012


The top pie chart shows the percentage of the total number of diabetic patients in Scotland who were screened between 1st April 2012 and 31st Dec 2012. The bottom pie chart shows the percentage of the eligible population (i.e those not suspended) who were successfully screened over the same period.

This data is a snap shot of the status taken on 31st Dec 2012.



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


Recent Additions to the Website