13. Background Information

  1. Roy Taylor1,2 and
  2. Deborah Batey3

Published Online: 29 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119968573.ch13

Handbook of Retinal Screening in Diabetes: Diagnosis and Management, Second Edition

Handbook of Retinal Screening in Diabetes: Diagnosis and Management, Second Edition

How to Cite

Taylor, R. and Batey, D. (2012) Background Information, in Handbook of Retinal Screening in Diabetes: Diagnosis and Management, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119968573.ch13

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, UK

  2. 2

    The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  3. 3

    Newcastle, West Northumberland & Gateshead Retinal Screening Service, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470658499

Online ISBN: 9781119968573

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Keywords:

  • background information;
  • UK Retinal Screening Diploma;
  • retinal screeners, and professional competence;
  • driving and the diabetic, informing DVLA;
  • pregnancy, risk of retinopathy progression;
  • blood glucose control tightening, in pregnancy;
  • people with diabetes, and insurance cover;
  • type 2 diabetes, and HGV and PSV licences, a rarity;
  • prescription charges, and exemption certificates;
  • BARS, exchange of practical knowledge and skills

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The UK Retinal Screening Diploma

  • Working towards the full Diploma

  • Driving and diabetes

  • Pregnancy

  • Insurance and diabetes

  • Employment and diabetes

  • Prescription charges

  • British Association of Retinal Screening

  • Diabetes UK

  • National Retinopathy Screening Systems

  • Patient leaflets

  • Ophthalmoscopy