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Notice Summary

Title:
UK-Southampton: 19/38 Scanning Confocal Ophthalmoscopy for Diabetic Eye Screening
Document Ref:
GB003ZM291136
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Other
Published By:
National Insttitute for Health Research
Date Published:
27 March 2019
Deadline Date:
31 July 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
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Notice Abstract

The Health Technology Assessment Programme is accepting stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for this primary research topic: 19/38 Scanning confocal ophthalmoscopy for diabetic eye screening Rationale: The prevalence of diabetes in the UK continues to increase and amongst other things, complications of diabetes can lead to sight loss. The NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme was established to systematically screen anyone over the age of 12 with type 1 or type 2 diabetes for signs of retinopathy each year. Depending on the severity of any abnormalities found, patients are referred to specialist ophthalmic care for further assessment and treatment as required. The screening programme in England uses two-field digital photography of the retina and requires mydriatic dilatation of the pupil. Programmes in Wales and Northern Ireland are broadly similar. In Scotland different eye screening protocols are used. Scanning confocal ophthalmoscopy technologies are of interest to the NHS screening programmes. It is an imaging technology, which does not routinely require pupil dilatation and different machines can operate in a number of different modes: narrow, normal, wide field or ultra wide field. How well it performs in a screening programme and how these compare to existing digital photography has not yet been adequately assessed.

Notice Details

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address

National Insttitute for Health Research
N/A
Southampton UK
N/A N/A
N/A

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

19/38 Scanning Confocal Ophthalmoscopy for Diabetic Eye Screening

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The Health Technology Assessment Programme is accepting stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for this primary research topic:

19/38 Scanning confocal ophthalmoscopy for diabetic eye screening

Rationale:

The prevalence of diabetes in the UK continues to increase and amongst other things,

complications of diabetes can lead to sight loss. The NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme was

established to systematically screen anyone over the age of 12 with type 1 or type 2 diabetes for

signs of retinopathy each year.

Depending on the severity of any abnormalities found, patients are referred to specialist ophthalmic

care for further assessment and treatment as required.

The screening programme in England uses two-field digital photography of the retina and requires

mydriatic dilatation of the pupil. Programmes in Wales and Northern Ireland are broadly similar. In

Scotland different eye screening protocols are used.

Scanning confocal ophthalmoscopy technologies are of interest to the NHS screening

programmes. It is an imaging technology, which does not routinely require pupil dilatation and

different machines can operate in a number of different modes: narrow, normal, wide field or ultra

wide field. How well it performs in a screening programme and how these compare to existing

digital photography has not yet been adequately assessed.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

The procedure type is unknown.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

19/38

4.3

Time Limits

   31-07-2019  Time 13:00

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Please visit the following portal to view this notice:

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding-and-support/funding-opportunities/1938-scanning-confocal-ophthalmoscopy-for-diabetic-eye-screening/10566

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 31 July 2019.

(MT Ref:291136)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 27-03-2019

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