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Select one or more countries

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

Belgium

Denmark

France

tous médecin

Yes 65%

35%

oui (revenu moyen)

2000€ net/mois (after taxes)

26000 / an

YES

Germany

Test

Test 334767

2236273

maybe yes no

cannot tell

20

we are very nice about this regulation

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.

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)

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)