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Ophthalmic Services: Expenditure

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 9 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of NHS ophthalmic services was in each region in the last 12 months. (240572)

Expenditure data relating to ‘Problems of Vision’, covering both primary and secondary care services, are collected as part of the annual programme budgeting returns to the Department by primary care trusts. Programme budgeting data for 2007-08 are due to be collected from primary care trusts during December 2008 and therefore are not currently available.