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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Low Vision Service Wales assessments by year and ethnicity of patient
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[Collapse]Wales7,9581368,096
WalesBetsi Cadwaladr University Health Board1,299131,312
Powys Teaching Health Board2382240
Hywel Dda University Health Board1,34861,354
Swansea Bay University Health BoardFrom 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. The health board names have changed with Cwm Taf University Health Board becoming Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board becoming Swansea Bay University Health Board.1,232221,255
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health BoardFrom 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. The health board names have changed with Cwm Taf University Health Board becoming Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board becoming Swansea Bay University Health Board..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health BoardFrom 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. The health board names have changed with Cwm Taf University Health Board becoming Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board becoming Swansea Bay University Health Board.1,11291,122
Cwm Taf University Health BoardFrom 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. The health board names have changed with Cwm Taf University Health Board becoming Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board becoming Swansea Bay University Health Board..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board1,955421,997
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board77342815
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Metadata

Title

Low Vision Service Wales assessments by year and ethnicity of patient

Last update

27 July 2023 27 July 2023

Next update

To be confirmed

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Low Vision Service Wales

Contact email

stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local health boards

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

Keywords

Ophthalmic; Eye Care; Low Vision Service Wales; LVSW; Eye

General description

The information presented here shows the number of Low Vision Service Wales assessments by ethnicity of patient.

Data collection and calculation

The LVSW provides for an annual assessment by accredited practitioners in Wales. Aggregated counts of assessments carried out which are derived from the LVSW’ patient database are routinely used to manage the service and have been provided for the purposes of these statistics. Demographic information of patients together with self-reported conditions is recorded. Although the service provides for an annual assessment there may be a number of reasons why patients are not seen every year for example they may choose not to have a further assessment or if there are no perceived changes in their vision levels during a subsequent sight test the optometrist may not automatically recall them.
The LVSW data regarding ethnicity is gathered via trained staff members who ask the patient what ethnicity they identify with. There is specific training in force by the LVSW to make sure that this is done correctly and not assumed by the practice staff. All of the data provided by the LVSW is patient reported other than data on Visual acuities.
1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. For more information see the joint statement from Cwm Taf and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Boards (see weblinks). The health board names have changed with Cwm Taf University Health Board becoming Cwm Taf Morganwg University Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board becoming Swansea Bay University Health Board. A link to the statement from the minister for health and social service can be found in the weblinks section.


Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

2011-12 onwards.

Rounding applied

Percentages rounded to 1 decimal place.

Statistical quality

Please find this information in the related statistical publication and quality report, as per given weblink.