Dental Working Hours 2012-13 & 2013-14 provides information on dental working hours for 2012-13 and 2013-14 in England & Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland for primary care dentists who provided some NHS/Health Service treatment. Time-series comparisons are also provided from 2006-07 for England & Wales and from 2008-09 for Northern Ireland and Scotland.
This is the first year a UK report is being produced for the Dental Working Hours publication. In previous years three separate reports were produced throughout the year for individual countries; England & Wales at the end of August and Northern Ireland and Scotland in October.
The new structure consists of multiple releases of a UK report that includes data for all countries.
The first UK release on Friday 19 September 2014 was subtitled Initial Analysis and contained high level results for all countries in time to feed into their evidence submissions for the Review Body on Doctor's and Dentist's Remuneration (DDRB).
This has been followed by a second UK release on Friday 31 October 2014 subtitled Additional Analysis.
A third release, subtitled Motivation Analysis: Experimental Statistics, was published on 27 August 2015 and there will be a final release in the series later in the reporting year.
The UK reports will contain all information previously produced in the three separate country reports, using the same methodology.
This report has been produced by the Health and Social Care Information Centre in consultation with the Dental Working Group which includes representatives from the UK Health Departments; NHS England; The British Dental Association; and The National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers.