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National Statistics
Publication, Part of

General Ophthalmic Services, Activity statistics, England and Wales - Year ending 31 March 2010

Official statistics, National statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Wales, England
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Primary Care Organisations, Local Authorities
Date Range:
01 Apr 2000 to 31 Mar 2010


This report shows information about NHS ophthalmic activity provided through General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) in England and Wales in 2009/10 and on trends since 2000/01.

Key Facts

  • There were 11.8 million NHS sight tests in England. This is an increase of 533 thousand (4.7 per cent) on the previous year.
  • The number of vouchers processed in England increased by 282 thousand (6.8 per cent) to 4.4 million.
  • The number of vouchers for repair and replacement was 443,429 in England and 26,474 in Wales.
  • There were 735 thousand NHS sight tests in Wales, an increase of 16 thousand (2.2 per cent) on the previous year.
  • 282 thousand optical vouchers were processed in Wales, an increase of 13 thousand (4.9 per cent) on the previous year.


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