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General Ophthalmic Services, Workforce statistics, England and Wales - 31 December 2011

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Date Range:
01 Jan 2001 to 31 Dec 2011


This publication shows the number of ophthalmic practitioners (Optometrists and Ophthalmic Medical Practitioners) who are authorised by Primary Care Trusts in England and Local Health Boards in Wales to carry out NHS funded sight tests, as at 31 December from 2001 to 2011.


As at 31 December 2011:


There were 10,806 ophthalmic practitioners. This is an increase of 397 (3.8 per cent) since 2010.

There were 20.7 practitioners per 100,000 population, an increase from last year (19.9).


There were 768 ophthalmic practitioners, an increase of 12 (1.6 per cent) from the previous year.

There were 25.5 practitioners per 100,000 population, a slight increase from the previous year (25.1).



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