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National Statistics
Publication, Part of

General Ophthalmic Services, Consultation tables, NHS sight tests, Vouchers, Workforce, Premises - 2004-2005

Official statistics, National statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Great Britain
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Organisations
Date Range:
01 Apr 1995 to 31 Mar 2005


The publication presents Ophthalmics time series data for 1995-96 to 2004-05. It covers the:

  • number of NHS sight test
  • number of vouchers for spectacles paid for by Primary Care Trusts (PCTs)
  • number of practitioners under contract with PCTs in England, Local Health Boards (LHB) in Wales and Health Boards in Scotland
  • number of premises during the period

The publication is for Great Britain, with information for England, Wales and Scotland being shown separately.


11.74 million sight tests were paid for by PCTs and their equivalents in Great Britain in 2004-05. This was 2.9% more than the total for 2003-04 (11.41 million).

Vouchers for 4.33 million pairs of glasses were reimbursed by PCTs and their equivalents in Great Britain in 2004-05, an increase of 2.6% from 4.22 million in 2003-04.


Last edited: 11 April 2018 4:14 pm