Ophthalmology: Hemel Hempstead

Health written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many opticians there are per 1,000 people in Hemel Hempstead constituency.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

The information is not held centrally. The Information Centre for health and social care will publish the number of General Ophthalmic Services ophthalmic practitioners per 100,000 population, as at 31 December 2007, in the report General Ophthalmic Services: Workforce Statistics for England and Wales, 31 December 2007. It is expected that the report will be published in November 2008, with information available by primary care trust and strategic health authority.

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