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[MI] General Ophthalmic Services activity statistics - England, year ending 31 March 2019

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Geographic coverage:
England
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Date range:
01 Apr 2018 to 31 Mar 2019

Summary

This report presents summary information about GOS activity in England for the financial year 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, and time series from 2002-03.

Prior to the 2017-18 release, this publication was released with additional breakdowns in the data. Any breakdowns regarding eligibility (over 60, JSA, etc.) have been removed due to issues with the accuracy, which made these figures potentially misleading. Any breakdowns to do with geographical area have also been removed as it was not possible to accurately assign sight tests to each area, which made these figures misleading.

Key facts

In 2018-19:

Image for infographic The number of NHS-funded sight tests carried out was 13,225,755
The number of NHS-funded sight tests carried out was 13,225,755

an increase of 1.5% from 2017-18 and of 26.9% since 2002-03

Image for infographic 3.4% of all NHS-funded sight tests were domiciliary
3.4% of all NHS-funded sight tests were domiciliary
Image for infographic 574,541 vouchers for repair or replacement were used
574,541 vouchers for repair or replacement were used

2.7% less than 2017-18

Image for infographic Optometrists conducted over 99% of all NHS funded sight tests
Optometrists conducted over 99% of all NHS funded sight tests

there were approximately 982 sight tests per practitioner

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Last edited: 18 September 2019 8:43 am