More than 600 people treated by ‘flying doctors’ in first six months on board Wales Air Ambulance
The pioneering emergency medical care service for Wales provides treatment usually only available in hospitals.
- Survey results of how people use the Welsh language published
- After the UK funding fanfare Wales faces five more years of cuts, Minister tells public finance professionals
- More than 600 people treated by ‘flying doctors’ in first six months on board Wales Air Ambulance
- Proposed New Management Measures for the Scallop Fishery in Cardigan Bay
- Draft Local Government (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum
- Green Growth Wales – Options for investment support
- The Public Sector Waste and Resource Efficiency Plan
- Code of Practice on the Role of the Director of Social Services under Part 8 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) 2014 Act
- Refugee and Asylum Seeker Delivery Plan
Section highlightThe Planning (Wales) Act 2015
The act puts in place delivery structures, processes and procedures to make Wales’ planning system fit for the 21st century.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
1st Supplementary Budget 2015-16 »
The 1st supplementary budget proposes a number of changes to the final budget for 2015-16, which was published in December 2014.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
An annual report which includes information on Eye Care Services provided in Wales together with workforce information.
Primary eye care services
- During 2014-15, 750,244 General Ophthalmic Service sight tests were paid for by the NHS, a 1.1 per cent decrease on the previous year.
- 123,697 examinations were carried out under Eye Health Examinations Wales during the same year.
- Of the 119,623 patients screened by the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Service in 2014-15, 28.7 per cent were found to have diabetic retinopathy.
Hospital eye services
- There were 329,692 attendances to ophthalmology outpatient appointments in Welsh hospitals in 2013-14.
- Health Boards received 45,391 GP referrals for ophthalmology in 2014-15.
Rehabilitation - low vision service
- 7,790 assessments were carried out by the Low Vision Service Wales.
People newly certified and/or registered as severely sight impaired and sight impaired
- At 31 March 2014, almost 17,000 people were registered with a visual impairment, of whom around half were registered as severely sight impaired and half as sight impaired.
- 1,302 people were newly certified as sight impaired in 2013-14; over 50 per cent of these were aged 80 years or over.
- There were 776 practitioners carrying out sight tests paid for by the NHS at 31 December 2014, 5 fewer than the previous year but a 15.5 per cent increase since December 2004.
- At 30 September 2014 there were 143 whole time equivalent ophthalmology doctors directly employed by the NHS in Wales.
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