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Data Provider: Welsh Government Number of ophthalmic practitioners by local health board (headcount)
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Click here to sortBetsi Cadwaladr University Local Health BoardClick here to sortPowys Teaching Local Health BoardClick here to sortHywel Dda Local 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 Local 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 Local 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 Local Health BoardClick here to sortCardiff & Vale University Local Health Board
31 Dec 1996.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable522
31 Dec 1997.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable567
31 Dec 1998.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable570
31 Dec 1999.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable582
31 Dec 2000.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable602
31 Dec 2001.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable599
31 Dec 2002.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable599
31 Dec 2003.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable629
31 Dec 2004.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable672
31 Dec 2005.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable673
31 Dec 2006.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable673
31 Dec 2007.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable708
31 Dec 2008.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable734
31 Dec 20091823472.The data item is not applicable110.The data item is not applicable61132147711
31 Dec 20102113776.The data item is not applicable112.The data item is not applicable63138148756
31 Dec 20112124275.The data item is not applicable120.The data item is not applicable68141149768
31 Dec 20122303775.The data item is not applicable111.The data item is not applicable68149170809
31 Dec 20132032769.The data item is not applicable117.The data item is not applicable66149170781
31 Dec 20141733075.The data item is not applicable116.The data item is not applicable71157174776
31 Dec 20151853483.The data item is not applicable123.The data item is not applicable78157178818
31 Dec 20161823485.The data item is not applicable117.The data item is not applicable77159185819
31 Dec 20171973191.The data item is not applicable117.The data item is not applicable78159188875
31 Dec 20182143293.The data item is not applicable128.The data item is not applicable76165187875
31 Dec 2019221319594.The data item is not applicable99.The data item is not applicable168187875
31 Mar 2020236339788.The data item is not applicable98.The data item is not applicable157176885
31 Mar 20212603710595.The data item is not applicable104.The data item is not applicable167192960
31 Mar 202226243111100.The data item is not applicable113.The data item is not applicable1811961,006
31 Mar 202327443114103.The data item is not applicable116.The data item is not applicable1952041,049

Metadata

Title

Number of ophthalmic practitioners by local health board (headcount)

Last update

27 July 2023 27 July 2023

Next update

To be confirmed

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

NHS Digital

Source 2

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

Contact email

stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local health boards

Languages covered

English and Welsh

General description

Number (headcount) of ophthalmic practitioners (optometrists and ophthalmic medical practitioners) in primary care workforce.

Data collection and calculation

Figures for optometry workforce refer to the position at 31 December each year for 2019 and all years prior, and refer to the position at 31 March for 2020 and all subsequent years. This is because they are sourced from different systems.

For the period up to 2019, figures are sourced from NHS Digital’s publication and reflects practitioners who were authorised by local health boards (LHBs) to carry out NHS funded sight tests, based on data derived from the Central Ophthalmic Payments system.

Data collection from that source ceased, so for 2020 onwards, data has been sourced from the performers list (Ophthalmic List and Ophthalmic Supplementary List), a register of all ophthalmic practitioners able to practise in Wales, maintained by NHS Shared Services Partnership.

Due to the change in data source and reference period for 2020 onwards, data for 2020 onwards are not directly comparable with previous years.

Note for 2023, totals include unknown gender.

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

As at 31 December, except for 2020 and 2021 which are as at 31 March due to a change in data source

Statistical quality

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

Keywords

Ophthalmic practitioners