GOS yearly activity statistics published

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (soon to be NHS Digital) has published GOS activity statistics for the period April 2015 – March 2016.

Key statistics are shown below:

  • The number of NHS-funded sight tests carried out in 2015-16 was 13.0 million, an increase of 1.7 per cent from 2014-15.
  • There were 23,896 NHS-funded sight tests conducted per 100,000 population.
  • The number of NHS optical vouchers reimbursed in 2015-16 was 4.5 million, a decrease of 2.8 per cent from 2014-15.
  • The number of NHS vouchers for repairs or replacements reimbursed in 2015-16 was 543,885, an increase of 3.2 per cent from 2014-15.

The full report can be viewed by clicking here.