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Vision screening 4-5 year olds

Request Description

Would you please supply me with the latest figures relating to vision screening in your schools?

Public health commissioning responsibilities for children aged 0-5 transferred from NHS England to local authorities on 1 October 2015.

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.


Does your organisation:

1.       Currently provide - or directs another organisation/ partner to provide - vision screening for children aged 4 to 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?

3.       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?

Request Date8 July 2016
Requested byMedia
Released Date  



8 July 2016                                                                

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