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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Summary of key statistics for Diabetic Eye Screening Wales by health board
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[Collapse]WalesWales totals include a small number of patients where the HB is not recorded.Click here to sortWalesWales totals include a small number of patients where the HB is not recorded.
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
Eligible Active Patients38,1717,44923,11821,841.The data item is not applicable27,664.The data item is not applicable36,44124,068179,804
Eligible Active Patients of which: New registrations2,7006951,7351,468.The data item is not applicable1,759.The data item is not applicable2,5411,63612,586
Results ReportedSome patients may have been screened more than once in the year; note that in addition to known outcomes a number of results were ungradeable.10,1351,5596,8825,362.The data item is not applicable6,414.The data item is not applicable8,7028,35647,410
Urgent referrals to Hospital Eye ServiceThe “Soon referral” category was not used after 26th November 2014. From then, those patients who would have been referred in the “soon” category are included in the routine or urgent categories, depending on clinical need.111238072.The data item is not applicable83.The data item is not applicable9276537
Urgent referrals to Ophthalmology for other lesionsIf, whilst assessing an image for diabetic retinopathy, the grader observes a non-diabetic issue of concern, this may also prompt a routine or urgent referral.3332011.The data item is not applicable11.The data item is not applicable2123122
No retinopathy5,4368493,6002,761.The data item is not applicable3,275.The data item is not applicable4,5784,39924,898
Any retinopathy3,7375992,5922,219.The data item is not applicable2,607.The data item is not applicable3,3073,18518,246
Sight threatening Retinopathy/Maculopathy858167615617.The data item is not applicable680.The data item is not applicable8067894,532
Severe Retinopathy/MaculopathyNumber of people with sight threatening retinopathy/maculopathy that is severe – note, these patients appear in both the sight threatening and severe categories.111238072.The data item is not applicable83.The data item is not applicable9276537

Metadata

Title

Summary of key statistics for Diabetic Eye Screening Wales by health board

Last update

27 July 2023 27 July 2023

Next update

To be confirmed

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Diabetic Eye Screening Wales (DESW)

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; Diabetic Eye Screening Wales, DESW; Eye

General description

The information presented here provides a summary of the key statistics from Diabetic Eye Screening Wales.

Data collection and calculation

Aggregated counts of patients are derived from patient records and used as information to manage the DESW and have been provided for this statistical release. No data relating to individual patients has been transferred in this process.
When a patient is diagnosed with diabetes by a GP a referral is sent to DESW and the patient is registered and invited for screening. Screening is carried out in a mobile unit or healthcare sites. Patient information, including retinal images, is stored on the DESW database.
DESW validates the database monthly against the Welsh Demographic Service to ensure that it is aligned with living Welsh residents. Total counts are also routinely validated against GP diabetes disease registers.
Note that there are small amounts of missing data within some fields of the DESW statistics. Percentages are calculated of records with stated values. The outcomes of a number of screenings were ungradeable in each year (usually between 2,000 and 3,000).
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

2013-14 onwards.

Statistical quality

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