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Ophthalmic Services

Costs - Detailed Tables

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Ophthalmic Services

Ophthalmic services are provided in both the Hospital sector and the Family Health Services sector (General Ophthalmic Services - GOS) of NHS Scotland.

In 2013/14:

  • The total expenditure in hospitals was £133.9 million
  • Family Health Service expenditure in GOS was £100.7 million

Expenditure on ophthalmic services for each NHS Board is shown in the following report:

R830 Download Excel file [25kb] - expenditure on ophthalmic services, by NHS sector, by board

Hospital Sector

Eye care in the hospital sector ranges from complex surgery provided by specialists in Ophthalmology to eye tests and optical dispensing by hospital opticians. For more detailed information on hospital ophthalmic costs and activity, go to:
Acute Surgical - for inpatients, daycases and outpatients expenditure and activity
Allied Health Professionals - for AHP outpatient expenditure and activity

General Ophthalmic Services

The Costs Book collects the net cost to each board of providing General Ophthalmic Services to their local population (R390 Download Excel file [157kb]). Further information on GOS services is available from the General Ophthalmic Services website.

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