Vision UK response to the Consultation on plans to cease NHS Digital General Ophthalmic Services Workforce and Activity publications.

29 November 2019
Source: Vision UK

NHS Digital collect and publish two data series relating to the General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) arrangements. These services include preventative and corrective eye care for children, people aged 60 and over, people on low incomes and those suffering from or pre-disposed to eye disease. The two ophthalmic data series published by NHS Digital are: 1. The General Ophthalmic Services: Workforce

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Vision UK Response Consultation On Plans To Cease NHS GOS Statistics
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General Ophthalmic Services activity statistics – England, year ending 31 March 2018

14 August 2018
Source: NHS Digital

This is part of General Ophthalmic Services activity statistics. General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) provide preventative and corrective eye care for patients meeting certain eligibility criteria. These services are available ‘on-demand’, largely on the high street. This report presents summary information about GOS activity in England for the financial year 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, and time series from

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NHS Digital: General Ophthalmic workforce statistics, 31 December 2017 (England and Wales)

16 March 2018
Source: NHS Digital

This report shows the number of ophthalmic practitioners (Optometrists and Ophthalmic Medical Practitioners) who were authorised, by NHS England regions in England and Local Health Boards (LHB) in Wales, to carry out NHS funded sight tests as at 31 December each year. Key Facts As at 31 December 2017: •In England there were 13,141 ophthalmic practitioners, 45.6 per cent (5,990)

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NHS Digital: Registered Blind and Partially Sighted People, England 2016-17

17 January 2018
Source: NHS Digital

NHS Digital have published a report:   “Registered Blind and Partially Sighted People, England 2016-17” This publication contains detailed statistics on adults and children registered, with councils with social services responsibilities in England, as being blind or partially sighted. The data are compiled from the triennial SSDA 902 return submitted by Local Authorities to NHS Digital. Date Range:01 April 2016 to

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NHS digital have created a step by step guide to support the visually impaired on twitter

9 January 2018
Source: NHS Digital

NHS Digital have created a socialmedia step-by-step guide so you can help blind and partiallysighted people to #HearYourImages. You can use this to add audio descriptions to images to support the visuallyimpaired on Twitter. NHS Digital step by step guide

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Consultation on changes to NHS Digital Statistics 2016/17 – 2018/19. Consultation Response

26 October 2016
Source: NHS Digital

NHS Digital (HSCIC as was)  have now published their response to the consultation which includes a summary of what they were told us and the actions they are taking as a result. As stated in the original consultation, they have also published  all consultation responses  with contact details removed. If you would like to know more about the consultation or if you have

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