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General Ophthalmic Services, Activity statistics, England and Wales - April 2007 - September 2007

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Official statistics, National statistics
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Geographic coverage:
Wales, England
Geographical granularity:
Country, Primary Care Organisations, Local Authorities
Date range:
01 Apr 2007 to 30 Sep 2007

Summary

The objective of the General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) is to provide, through community opticians' practices, preventative and corrective eye care for children, people aged 60 and over, people on low incomes, and those suffering from or pre-disposed to eye disease. This report presents information about GOS activity in England and Wales for the first half of 2007/08. The statistics are derived from data provided by Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) in England and Local Health Boards (LHBs) in Wales, which contract with ophthalmic practitioners to provide NHS sight tests and optical vouchers.

Key facts

In the period 1 April 2007 to 30 September 2007 there were:

England

  • 5.52 million sight tests paid for by Primary Care Trusts

This was an increase of 3.8 per cent (201,000) on the 6 month period ending 30 September 2006

  • 1.98 million vouchers reimbursed by Primary Care Trusts

This was an increase of 3.1 per cent (60,000) on the 6 month period ending 30 September 2006

Wales

  • 349,000 sight tests paid for by Local Health Boards

This was an increase of 3.5 per cent (12,000) on the 6 month period ending 30 September 2006

  • 129,000 vouchers reimbursed by Local Health Boards

This was an increase of 0.6 per cent (764) on the 6 month period ending 30 September 2006

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