The UK National Screening Committee (NSC) recommends, universal vision screening for all children between the ages of 4-5 years by an orthoptic-led service – http://www.screening.nhs.uk/vision-child
Does your organisation:
1. Currently provide – or directs another organisation/ partner to provide – vision screening for children aged 4 to 5?
NHS Calderdale CCG does currently commission vision screening for children aged 4 – 5.
2. If Yes to question 1, how many children in this age group have you screened in the academic year Sept 2015 – July 2016?
a. Number screened
NHS Calderdale CCG does not hold this information. The information would be held by the provider who, in this instance, is Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust.
b. Number not screened who are eligible
See response to 2a
c. Total eligible population
Resident population by CCG and by age can be found via the NHS Digital website at http://digital.nhs.uk/.
d. If Yes to question 1, approximately how many children that have undergone vision screening in the academic year Sept 2015-July 2016, have then been referred on for further investigations?
See response to 2a.