Dental Working Hours, 2014/15 and 2015/16 provides information on the dental working patterns of self-employed primary care dentists who provided some NHS/Health Service treatment in England & Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland during one or both of these financial years. Time-series comparisons are also provided from 2006/07 for England & Wales and from 2008/09 for Northern Ireland and Scotland.
The report has been produced by NHS Digital in consultation with the Dental Working Group which includes representatives from the UK Health Departments; NHS England; the British Dental Association; NHS Business Services Authority Information Services; and the National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers.
The report is released in multiple instalments; Initial Analysis, published on 14 September, contains high level results for England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland in time to be used by each country for their evidence submissions for the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration (DDRB).
On 19 October 2016, Additional Analysis was released and Motivation Analysis was published on 8 December 2016.