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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics New patient referrals to Low Vision Service Wales (LVSW) and from LVSW by referral source / destination and year
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[Collapse]TotalTotal includes referrals with source/destination not recorded3,7673,989
TotalTotal includes referrals with source/destination not recordedOptometrist2,735.The data item is not applicable
Ophthalmology284400
Social services233317
Voluntary sector8269
GPs12127
GPs (for depression).The data item is not applicable59
Friend/relative/self270.The data item is not applicable
Other sources/destinationsOther sources/destinations include education, employment, registration or other.96269
Unknown55.The data item is not applicable

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General description

The information presented here shows the number of new patient referrals to Low vision service Wales as well as the number of patient referrals from low vision service Wales.

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.
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.

Title

New patient referrals to Low Vision Service Wales (LVSW) and from LVSW by referral source / destination and year

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

Wales

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

Statistical quality

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