Users of these data should note the following: On the 23rd September 2016, the patients seen data in the quarter 3 report were updated. A change in the payment processing system at source resulted in incorrect values for the patient seen data at all geographical levels. National level figures previously published show a difference of less than 0.5 per cent to the corrected figures. These figures have been corrected in this publication and the appropriate sections highlighted.
This quarterly report brings together information on NHS dental activity in England up to quarter 3 2015-16 and information on the number of patients seen by an NHS dentist, up to quarter 4 of 2015-16.
From the next NHS Dental Statistics for England annual publication, due to be released in August, we will be publishing data on the number of children seen by an NHS dentist in the 12 months to 30 June 2016 rather than the 24 month period to this date. These data will be available at CCG and local authority geographies. This will mean a distinct break in the time series for child patients seen. If any user anticipates that this will adversely impact them please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.