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National Statistics
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General Ophthalmic Services, Activity Statistics, England - Year ending 31 March 2011

Official statistics, National statistics
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Geographical Granularity:
Country, Primary Care Organisations
Date Range:
01 Apr 2001 to 31 Mar 2011


Numbers of NHS sight tests conducted per practitioner for financial year 2010/11 (table 1.5) as originally published in July 2011 were identified to be incorrect; due to the use of an incorrect denominator in the calculations. These figures have been corrected and republished as of 28/11/2011.

This report shows information about NHS ophthalmic activity provided through General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) in England in 2010/11 and on trends since 2001/02


  • There were 11.9 million NHS sight tests in England. This is an increase of 127 thousand (1.1 per cent) on the previous year.
  • The number of vouchers processed in England increased by 61 thousand (1.4 per cent) to 4.5 million.
  • The number of vouchers for repair and replacement was 432 thousand.


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