Expert commentators

Expert commentators

The following clinicians contributed to this briefing:

  • Professor David Raymond Owens, professor of diabetes, Swansea University Medical School. Provides advice to Northgate Public Services relating to their 7 diabetic retinopathy screening services in England.

  • Dr Rebecca Thomas, senior research officer (retinopathy), informatics lead, Diabetes Research Unit Cymru; co-programme director MSc Diabetes Practice, Swansea University. Did not declare any interests.

  • Professor Richard Gale, consultant ophthalmologist, York Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. His research group has received a small grant from Bayer UK to pump prime an AI tool development programme for macular degeneration. There is no interest in diabetic screening or any of the companies listed.

  • Dr Ateeq Syed, site lead – diabetes, diabetes foot lead, Heartlands Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham. Did not declare any interests.