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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Number of examinations claimed for under the Eye Health Examination Wales scheme, by band and health board
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Click here to sortBetsi Cadwaladr University Health BoardClick here to sortPowys Teaching Health BoardClick here to sortHywel Dda University Health BoardClick here to sortSwansea 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.Click here to sortAbertawe 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.Click here to sortCwm 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.Click here to sortCwm 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.Click here to sortAneurin Bevan University Health BoardClick here to sortCardiff and Vale University Health Board
[Collapse]Total35,1137,38827,01420,740035,963041,66742,290210,175
TotalBand 1Band 1: These examinations enable patients with acute eye conditions; those in at-risk categories for developing eye disease or those who would find losing their sight particularly difficult to obtain free, at the point of access, an eye examination.19,3104,61213,62612,510023,015025,99126,720125,784
Band 2Band 2: These examinations enable patients to have additional investigations so that the optometrist or OMPs can further inform their referral, investigate clinical findings or determine management after a sight test (GOS or private).9,3551,3229,2734,59608,08909,2889,44751,370
Band 3Band 3: This examination enables patients to be followed-up after they have had an initial appointment for an EHEW.6,4481,4544,1153,63404,85906,3886,12333,021
[Expand]Per 10,000 population51155370654608130708859677

Metadata

Title

Number of examinations claimed for under the Eye Health Examination Wales scheme, by band and health board

Last update

27 July 2023 27 July 2023

Next update

To be confirmed

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

Source 2

Mid-year population estimates, Office for National Statistics

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; Eye Health Examination Wales; Eye; Optician

General description

The information presented here shows the number of examinations that were claimed for under the Eye Health Examination Wales scheme by band.
Examinations which have been claimed for and for which payment has been made by NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership. Note that the examinations may have actually occurred before the payment period.
Band 1: These examinations enable patients with acute eye conditions; those in at-risk categories for developing eye disease or those who would find losing their sight particularly difficult to obtain free, at the point of access, an eye examination.
Band 2: These examinations enable patients to have additional investigations so that the optometrist or OMPs can further inform their referral, investigate clinical findings or determine management after a sight test (GOS or private).
Band 3: This examination enables patients to be followed-up after they have had an initial appointment for an EHEW.


Data collection and calculation

This data is obtained from NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership who are responsible for administering the claims received from accredited practitioners carrying out examinations. Data is presented in terms of numbers of examinations claimed for according to the basis for entitlement, outcomes and Health Board of the optometrist delivering the service. The counts are the numbers of examinations which have been claimed for and paid in the financial year rather than the number of examinations which took place during the financial year. Claims generally relate to examinations taking place the month before the claim and payment but if a practice does not submit their claims on a regular basis the delay may be longer, up to a maximum of 6 months.
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

2015-16 onwards.

Statistical quality

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