Collaborative Partners

At Gloucestershire Retinal Education Group we value working with other like-minded organisations and services to educate and empower those working globally in the field of ophthalmology. We have collaborated and provided online content for several clients over recent years and look to continue those established relationships and welcome new projects in the future.

If you think you have a project that we could help you with, please get in touch via the Enquire Now page with a brief outline and we will get back to you.

Here are a few highlights of the projects we have been involved with recently…



Orbis International / Orbis Cybersight


Cybersight is a boundary-pushing, not-for-profit telemedicine initiative founded by Orbis International to help mitigate the shortage of skilled eye health professionals in developing countries, and help those in remote areas combat geographic isolation.

With advanced online training tools and access to international expert faculty and trainers, Cybersight is a global platform that helps eye health professionals improve their skills, collaborate on diagnosis and treatment of their patients and connect with a truly global community of practice that includes technicians, nurses, optometrists and ophthalmologists.

Gloucestershire Retinal Education Group have worked with Orbis on projects related to Diabetic Retinopathy.


Topcon Healthcare University

Topcon Healthcare University is a living, growing platform to meet the education needs of those involved in eye health. Our educational offering is continuously developing with new and relevant resources added each month.​

THU offers a wide range of content: from tips to ensure you get the most from your Topcon products, through to premium peer-to-peer learning. THU has the information you and your staff need to take full advantage of your Topcon Healthcare investment.​

Gloucestershire Retinal Education Group continue to work with Topcon to produce a series of online courses in a variety of subjects, to be provided on their Topcon Healthcare University platform.

British Association of Retinal Screening (BARS)

Since 2001, the British Association of Retinal Screening (BARS) has been the UK's professional organisation for those who provide retinal screening services for people with diabetes. We offer education, representation and support to a wide range of professionals involved in diabetic retinopathy screening, and our members include retinal screeners, graders, administrative and failsafe staff, programme managers, optometrists and ophthalmologists – in fact anyone with a professional interest or involvement in diabetic eye screening.

Gloucestershire Retinal Education Group have provided hosting and administration services to BARS for their Administration Certificate intended for administration and failsafe staff since the City & Guilds was withdrawn. There are 8 modules to complete over a 12 week period.

Diabetic Eye Screening Wales (DESW)

Diabetic Eye Screening Wales is one of eight Welsh national screening programmes, responsible for providing diabetic eye screening to all individuals aged 12 years and over with a diagnosis of diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes) registered with General Practitioner (GP)/Healthcare Setting within Wales.

Gloucestershire Retinal Education Group developed a bespoke set of courses and assessments on Image Quality in diabetic eye screening for both photographers and graders. 

Diabetic Retinopathy Network

The Diabetic Retinopathy Network (DR-NET) was formed in 2014 with the aim of building capacity in LMICs to establish integrated DR screening programmes to photograph the eyes of people with diabetes in order to identify and treat those with sight-threatening disease. The DR-NET is built on the foundations of the VISION 2020 LINKS Programme where eye teams in LMICs and the UK work together to build capacity to tackle the priority eye health needs of the LMIC partner. There are now 22 DR screening partnerships in the network representing 18 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

Gloucestershire Retinal Education Group have worked with DR-NET on projects related to Diabetic Retinopathy.