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NHS Dental Statistics for England - 2020-21 Annual Report

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Annex 3 - Data dictionary


The NHS Business Services Authority (BSA) identified an error in the reporting of the number of dental patients seen figures affecting the period December 2020 to June 2021. During the period affected by the Covid-19 pandemic many dental practices began triaging patients to determine the required care. Patients who were only triaged do not meet the criteria for a patient having been seen however they were incorrectly included within the counts of patients seen from December 2020 to June 2021 and as a result the counts published within this report are approximately 0.4% higher than they should be at a national level.

 

The NHS BSA have corrected this reporting error and NHS Digital have republished corrected data for December 2020 to June 2021 in the NHS Dental Statistics 2021-2022 biannual publication in February 2022. 

 

We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

8 November 2021 16:00 PM

Annex 3 - Data dictionary

Introduction

The tables presented in this annex provide definitions for each of the data items found in the .csv files. 


Activity

Variable Name Variable Description Valid/Example Values Value Description
ACTIVITY_END_DATE Date in which end of period covered falls, end date of each quarter

30-Jun-20

 
30-Sep-20
31-Dec-20
31-Mar-21
PRACTICE_CODE Dental practice code V02722  
PRAC_POSTCODE Dental practice postcode Postcode Used to map higher geographies
CCG_CODE NHS England Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) code 00L This variable is not applicable to LA geographies
CCG_ONS_CODE NHS England Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) ONS code E38000130  
CCG_NAME NHS England Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) name NHS Northumberland CCG  
LA_CODE Local Authority code E06000057 This variable is not applicable to NHS geographies
LA_NAME Local Authority name Northumberland County Council  
REGION_CODE NHS England Commissioning Regions code Y63 This variable is not applicable to LA geographies
REGION_ONS_CODE NHS England Commissioning Regions ONS code E40000009  
REGION_NAME NHS England Commissioning Regions name North East and Yorkshire  
PATIENT_TYPE Classification of patient: adult or child Paying-adult  
Non-paying adult
Child
DENTAL_TREATMENT_BAND The NHS charge band in which the activity was recorded against Band 1  
Band 2
Band 3
Free - Arrest of Bleeding
Free - Bridge Repairs
Free - Denture Repair
Free - Prescription Issue
Free - Removal of Sutures
Urgent/Occasional
COT Counts of courses of treatment (COT) Number  
UDA Counts of units of dental activity (UDA) Number  

 


Patients Seen

Variable Name Variable Description Valid/Example Values Value Description
PSEEN_END_DATE Date in which end of period covered falls, end date of each quarter 31/12/2020  
GEOG_TYPE Description of geography structure Practice  
CCG Clinical Commissioning Group
LA Local Authority
PRACTICE_CODE Dental practice code V02722 This variable is not applicable to CCG/LA geographies
PRACTICE_NAME Dental practice name Name  
PRAC_POSTCODE Dental practice postcode Postcode  
CCG_CODE NHS England Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) code 00L This variable is not applicable to LA geographies
CCG_ONS_CODE NHS England Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) ONS code E38000130  
CCG_NAME NHS England Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) name NHS Northumberland CCG  
LA_CODE Local Authority code E06000057 This variable is not applicable to NHS geographies
LA_NAME Local Authority name Northumberland County Council  
REGION_CODE NHS England Commissioning Regions code Y63 This variable is not applicable to LA geographies
REGION_ONS_CODE NHS England Commissioning Regions ONS code E40000009  
REGION_NAME NHS England Commissioning Regions name North East and Yorkshire  
PATIENT_TYPE Classification of patient: Adult or Child Adult  
Child
AGE_BAND Age group of patient 0  
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18-64
65-74
75-84
85+
PATIENTS_SEEN The number of patients seen in the period Number  
POPULATION The population estimate in the period Number This variable is not applicable at practice level

 

 


Clinical and Charges

Variable Name Variable Description Valid/Example Values Value Description
END_DATE_QUARTER Date in which end of period covered falls, end date of each quarter

Clinical

30-Jun-20  
  30-Sep-20
Charges 2019-20
  2020-21
GEOG_TYPE Description of geography structure CCG Clinical Commissioning Group
LA Local Authority
CCG_CODE NHS England Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) code 00L This variable is not applicable to LA geographies
CCG_ONS_CODE NHS England Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) ONS code E38000130  
CCG_NAME NHS England Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) name NHS Northumberland CCG  
LA_CODE Local Authority code E06000057 This variable is not applicable to NHS geographies
LA_NAME Local Authority name Northumberland County Council  
REGION_CODE NHS England Commissioning Regions code Y63 This variable is not applicable to LA geographies
REGION_ONS_CODE NHS England Commissioning Regions ONS code E40000009  
REGION_NAME NHS England Commissioning Regions name North East and Yorkshire  
PATIENT_TYPE Classification of patient: Adult or Child Adult  
Child
All
DENTAL_TREATMENT_BAND The NHS charge band in which the activity was recorded against Band 1 This variable is not applicable to population data
Band 2
Band 3
Free
Total
Urgent
MEASURE Clinical treatment or charges Charge This variable is not applicable to population data
Antibiotic Number of Antibiotics prescribed in period
Cl_AMS Number of claims for Advanced Mandatory Services
Cl_Bridges Number of claims for Bridges in period
Cl_Crowns Number of claims for Crowns in period
Cl_Denture Number of claims for Dentures in period
Cl_DomVisit Number of claims for Domiciliary Visits in period
Cl_Endodontic Number of claims for Endodontic treatments in period
Cl_Extractions Number of claims for Extractions in period
Cl_Fillings Number of claims for Extractions in period
Cl_Fissure Number of claims for Fissure treatments in period
Cl_Fluoride Number of claims for Fluoride treatments in period
Cl_Inlays Number of claims for Inlays in period
Cl_LDent_Ac Number of claims for Lower Dentures - Acrylic in period
Cl_LDent_Met Number of claims for Lower Dentures - Metal in period
Cl_NoCDS Number of claims with no clinical data
Cl_Radiographs Number of claims for Radiographs in period
Cl_ScalePolish Number of claims for Scale & Polish treatments in period
Cl_Sedation Number of claims for Sedations
Cl_UDent_Ac Number of claims for Upper Dentures - Acrylic in period
Cl_UDent_Met Number of claims for Upper Dentures - Metal in period
Cl_Veneers Number of claims for Veneers in period
Examination Number of Examinations carried out in period
Num_BridgeUnits Number of Bridges fitted in period
Num_Radiographs Number of Radiographs in period
Other_Treatments Number of Other Treatments delivered in period
Te_Crowns Number of teeth fitted with Crown in period
Te_Endodontic Number of teeth fitted with Endodontic treatments in period
Te_Extractions Number of teeth Extracted in period
Te_Fillings Number of teeth Filled in period
Te_Fissure Number of teeth treated with Fissure sealants in period
Te_Inlays Number of teeth fitted with an Inlay in period
Te_Veneers Number of teeth fitted with Veneers in period
Total_Cl Total number of clinical treatments delivered in period
VALUE Number of clinical treatments delivered or value of charges Number  

Workforce

Variable Name Variable Description Valid/Example Values Value Description
Year Year in which end of period covered falls 2020-21  
Geography Description of geography National  
NHS England Region
Clinical Commissioning Group
Parent_Code1 NHS commissioning region code or England code See 'Geographical mapping.csv' for mapping  
Org_Code NHS England Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Code See 'Geographical mapping.csv' for mapping  
Contract_Type Contract type under which the performer delivered the NHS treatment GDS General Dental Services
PDS Personal Dental Services
TDS Trust-led Dental Services
Mixed  
Age_Group Age group of performer Under 35  
35-44
45-54
55+
Gender Gender of performer F Female
M Male
Dentist_Type Classification of performer based on contract type and how they perform their work Associate  
Providing performer
Dentist_Count Count of performers Number  

 


Workforce Joiners and Leavers

Variable Name Variable Description Valid/Example Values Value Description
Year Financial year of the period 2020-21  
Geography Description of geography National  
NHS England Region
Clinical Commissioning Group
Parent_Code1 NHS commissioning region code or England code See 'Geographical mapping.csv' for mapping  
Org_Code NHS England Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Code See 'Geographical mapping.csv' for mapping  
Joiner_Leaver   Leavers  
Joiners
Contract_Type Contract type under which the performer delivered the NHS treatment GDS General Dental Services
PDS Personal Dental Services
TDS Trust-led Dental Services
Mixed  
Age_Group Age group of performer Under 35  
35-44
45-54
55+
Gender Gender of performer F Female
M Male
Dentist_Type Classification of performer based on contract type and how they perform their work Associate  
Providing performer
Dentist_Count Count of performers Number  

 



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