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- £2.7million for Welsh museums, archives and libraries
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- Proposal for the registration of school learning support workers with the Education Workforce Council
- Proposals for the Basic Payment Scheme
- Consultation on Service Framework for the Treatment of People with a Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse Problem 2015
- Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) Consultation – UK Marine Programme of Measures
- Aligning the apprenticeship model to the needs of the Welsh economy
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An annual report which includes information on Eye Care Services provided in Wales together with workforce information.
Primary eye care services
- During 2013-14, 758,572 General Ophthalmic Service sight tests were paid for by the NHS, a 1.2 per cent decrease on the previous year.
- 96,487 examinations were carried out under Eye Health Examinations Wales during the same year.
- Of the 115,344 patients screened by the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Service in 2013-14, 29.8 per cent were found to have diabetic retinopathy.
Hospital eye services
- There were 330,626 attendances to ophthalmology outpatient appointments in Welsh hospitals in 2012-13.
Rehabilitation - low vision service
- 7,237 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 2013, almost 16,600 people were registered with a visual impairment, of whom around half were registered as severely sight impaired and half as sight impaired.
- 1,362 people were newly certified as sight impaired in 2012-13; over 75 per cent of these were aged 80 years or over.
- There were 781 practitioners carrying out sight tests paid for by the NHS at 31 December 2013, 28 less than the previous year and a 24.2 per cent increase since December 2003.
- At 30 September 2012 there were 144 whole time equivalent ophthalmology doctors directly employed by the NHS in Wales.
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