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Select one or more legal regulations

Method of patient referral to the Orthoptist

Private practice

Salaried

Salaries nationally negotiated

Hospital (before mothly taxes) approximatively

Salary private practice

Obligation for registration to practise

Austria

All Physicians

YES

53% in hospitals, 41% in private practice of an ophthamologist, 1% under the responsability of the local health organization (11/2004)

in part

1700-2300€

-

Under discussion

Belgium

The ophthamologist; In screening situations: by other medical doctors

YES

50% salaried work in hospitals; 50% in the service of an ophthamologist; Few Belgian orthoptists work full time

No

1450€ (commencing salary)

No fixed fee; Generally 14€ for one orthoptic examination

YES

Czech Republic

-

YES

YES

NO

800-1000€

800-1000€

Only diplom with certificate

Denmark

All physicians

NO

1: Work in hospital on salary basis; 2: Work with ophthamologist on a selfemployed basis (private negotiation of salary); 9: work in a hospital and with an ophthamologist

NO

approx. 20.700 Danish crowns

With an ophthamologist, individually negotiated salary

NO

France

tous médecin

Yes 65%

35%

oui (revenu moyen)

2000€ net/mois (after taxes)

26000 / an

YES

Germany

all physicians

NO

80% in private practice of an opthalmologist, 20% in hopsitals

YES

2.500€

no fixed fee (1500-4000)

Under discussion

Greece

Opthalmologists, neurologists, endocrinilogists etc

YES

-

-

-

-

Recognised diploma by other EU country or USA

Italy

By all the phisicians.More frequent by ophthalmologists , pediatricians,neurologists ,endocrinologists

YES more than 30%

65% (more or less) Most of them works, salaired, in Hospitals

YES

1.300 Euros

No fixed fee, but the National Association of orthoptist assitant in Ophthalmology (AIORAO) has produced a refrence tariff

Under discussion

Ireland

Some orthoptists work in private practice and may or may not work together with an ophthalmologist. Many orthoptists will do a mix of public and private work.

Most private practioners work on a self employed fee per examination basis

Orthoptists working in the national health service executive (HSE) work under 3 salary scales, Basic (€34,969 to €51,033), Senior (€51,134 to €60,208) and Clinical Specialist (€56,564 to €65,638).

Up to €33,800 tax is at 20%. The top Marginal rate of tax is in the region of 52%

No set salary.

None at present but statutary registration with CORU is due to open soon.

Malta

OPHTHALMOLOGIST, PAEDIATRICIAN, OPTOMETRIST

YES

YES

YES

15.000€ annualy

Fee per client of approx. 20-25€

YES

Sweden

From a range of professions: General Practitioner (GP), Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, A&E, other health professionls, education, self referral, paediatricians, learning disability teams

Some orthoptists work in private practice and may or may not work together with an ophthalmologist

Variable

Individual depending on opportunities, hospital trusts and demand

28-45000 swedish kr/month

There is no set salary for private practice.

Orthoptists must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Switzerland

Médecins, pédiatres, écoles, opticiens

NO

Yes. 80% is working in an ophtalologist practice, 15% in clinics, 5% in screening in schools

No. Clinics have their own regionally (canton) fixed salaries. Most people have their salary fixed by the ophtalmologist.

Starting at CHF 5700,- Increases with years of practice.

Srting at CHF 5700,- Increases with years of practice.

No, only diploma

United Kingdom

From a range of professions: General Practitioner (GP), Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, A&E, other health professionls, education, self referral, paediatricians, learning disability teams

Some orthoptists work in private practice and may or may not work together with an ophthalmologist

The pay scale working within the NHS follows the agenda for change pay scale. Orthoptists typically work as band 5 to band 8 depending on their specific work load. Band 5 salary currently begins at £22,128 and the maximum pay in band 8 is £83,258

upto 33,500 tax is at 20%, from 33,501 - 150,000 tax is at 40%

There is no set salary for private practice.

Orthoptists must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)