Reference 2019-601

REF:           2019-601

Subject:       Cataract services




  1.  What is the total population that the hospital serves?
  2. How many consultants are there in the department?
  3. How many cataract procedures were done each of the following years:
  • 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019;
  • 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018
  • 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017
  • 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016
  • 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015
  1.  Are there any pure cataract surgery theatres running? (High volume lists)
    If yes: how many per week?
    If yes: how many are on each list?

    5. What is the average list size per list amongst all consultants?
    6. Can you please share the cataract pathway template with us?
    7. Does the pre-operative assessment happen on the same day as the surgeon consultation for the direct cataract referrals?
    8. What is the template (number of scheduled patients) in a dedicated pre-operative cataract assessment clinic for nurses?
    9. Has the CCG commissioned a service in the community for seeing the post-operative cataract patients?

    If yes: is it after first eye surgery/second eye surgery or both?
    • If yes: is this run by the optometrists?
    •             If yes: what is the tariff paid to the provider for follow up?

    10. What is the RTT for cataract?
    11. Is there a dedicated cataract consent form?
    12. Please name the private providers who do NHS cataract surgery in your area.



Please find information attached.

2019-601 – FOI request – Cataract services [155 kb] PDF