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Eyesight: Testing

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in (a) Derbyshire and (b) North East Derbyshire constituency have received free eye tests since 1999. (295946)

This information is not available in the format requested.

The number of national health service sight tests is available in Table B1 of Annex C of the “General Ophthalmic Services for England and Wales: Year Ending 31 March 2009” report. However, these are the number of NHS sight tests and are not a count of individuals.

Information is provided by primary care trust (PCT) and by strategic health authority (SHA) but is not available by parliamentary constituency. Information at national and SHA level is available annually from 1996-97 to 2008-09. Information at PCT level is only available from 2003-04 onwards.

This report, published on 19 August 2009, has been placed in the Library and is also available on the website of the Information Centre for health and social care at:

www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/gosactivity0809p2.