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Ophthalmology: Manpower

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many opticians there are per 1,000 people in the London Borough of Havering. (227759)

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