Eyesight: Testing

Department of Health written question – answered on 5th March 2015.

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Photo of Rehman Chishti Rehman Chishti Conservative, Gillingham and Rainham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have received NHS eye tests in (a) Kent, (b) Medway and (c) Gillingham and Rainham constituency in each of the last five years.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is in the following table.

Number of National Health Service sight tests carried out in Kent and Medway, 2009/10 to 2013/14

Year

Area Team/Primary Care Trust

Sight Tests

Totals

2013/14

Kent and Medway AT

414,953

414,953

2012/13

Eastern and Coastal Kent PCT

186,400

405,079

West Kent PCT

163,609

Medway PCT

55,070

2011/12

Eastern and Coastal Kent PCT

188,533

416,246

West Kent PCT

169,826

Medway PCT

57,887

2010/11

Eastern and Coastal Kent PCT

182,669

399,985

West Kent PCT

161,816

Medway PCT

55,500

2009/10

Eastern and Coastal Kent PCT

180,662

398,600

West Kent PCT

162,757

Medway PCT

55,181

Source: Health and Social Care Information Centre

Notes:

  1. The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) is able to provide the number of NHS sight tests carried out in England, in both primary care and domiciliary settings. These figures are derived from GOS1 forms submitted by practitioners into the Payments System.
  1. HSCIC was not able to breakdown the figures by the areas requested. For 2013/14, sight test data were received and published at Area Team level: Kent and Medway. Data prior to 2013/14 was received at PCT level; this is broken down into three areas: Eastern and Coastal Kent, West Kent and Medway.

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