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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics NHS ophthalmic statistics by year
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[Expand]All sight tests paid for by the NHS463,850477,210477,090630,620659,330667,460646,480645,710655,552673,519675,712700,738718,802734,818742,550766,936767,996758,572750,244769,380776,827790,140795,188
[Expand]Total vouchers reimbursed by patient eligibility286,880299,760287,650274,640272,860272,860252,380251,480250,936252,076252,894255,687268,555281,729289,117297,796292,114302,614296,587291,776289,515290,889281,582
[Expand]Total vouchers reimbursed by voucher type......274,650272,860272,540252,380251,480250,936252,076252,894255,687268,555281,729289,117297,796292,114302,614296,587291,776289,515290,889281,582
[Expand]Total claims for repairs or replacements......33,52033,37030,45029,36028,62028,06828,09127,83627,98128,61526,47426,25826,63827,40929,69731,18831,41034,03836,20135,462
[Expand]Total practitioners522567570582602599599629672673673708734711756768809781776818819875875
[Expand]Ophthalmic Medical Practitioners3942394044454035343325272321161214877654


NHS ophthalmic statistics

Last update
27 June 2019 27 June 2019

Next update
June 2021

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Contractor Services, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local health boards

Geographical coverage

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

General description
Number of sight tests and vouchers

Data collection and calculation
The data is provided by the Business Service Centre, Contractor Services (for activity data) and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (for workforce data)

Frequency of publication
Every two years

Data reference periods
The period this data covers is the financial year 1996-97 onwards.

Users, uses and context
Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Rounding applied

Revisions information

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

Ophthalmic; Eye Care; General Ophthalmic Service; GOS; Sight Tests; Eye; Optician;