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NHS Dental Statistics, Q1, 2007-08

This is part of

Official statistics
Publication date:
Geographic coverage:
England
Geographical granularity:
Country, Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Organisations
Date range:
01 Apr 2006 to 30 Jun 2007

Summary

The Information Centre (The IC) publishes regular information on National Health Service (NHS) primary care dental services. Detailed reports which cover each financial year are supported by quarterly updates. The data is sourced from the NHS Business Service Authority's Dental Services Division (DSD) payment systems.

This report covers all activity (excluding orthodontic work) carried out in the first quarter of 2007/08; the second year of the new contractual arrangements for NHS dentists. The report covers NHS dental treatment, much of which is undertaken by high street dentists'. It does not cover private work carried out by dentists. It looks at:

  • activity, according to the number of courses of treatment delivered broken down by either SHA or treatment band and the Units of Dental Activity this represents
  • the number of patients who received care or treatment.

Key facts

  • in the 24 months leading up to 30 June 2007, a total of 27.9 million patients were seen by an NHS dentist, which is equivalent to 54.9 per cent of the total population of England
  • 20.1 million patients seen in the last 24 months were adults, meaning that 50.5 per cent of all adults in England were seen by an NHS dentist at some point in the 24 months leading up to 30th June 2007. However, the percentage of all adults seen varies amongst Strategic Health Authority (SHA) areas, with figures ranging from 40.0 per cent in South Central SHA to 59.5 per cent in North East SHA
  • 7.8 million patients seen in the last 24 months were children, meaning that 70.7 per cent of all children in England were seen by an NHS dentist in the 24 months leading up to 30 June 2007. As with adults, the percentage of all children seen varies amongst SHA areas, with figures ranging from 65.5 per cent in London SHA to 73.9 per cent in North East SHA
  • 8.9 million Courses of Treatment (CoT) were carried out in the first quarter of 2007/08. The North West SHA had the highest number of CoTs at 1.3 million (15 per cent of the total) and North East SHA had the fewest at 0.6 million (6 per cent of the total)
  • Of the 8.9 million CoTs carried out in the first quarter of 2007/08, 55 per cent were Band 1 courses, 30 per cent were Band 2 courses and 4 per cent were Band 3 courses. The remaining 11 per cent of CoTs were urgent and non-chargeable courses of treatment
  • 18.6 million Units of Dental Activity (UDA) were carried out across all courses of treatment in England during the first quarter of 2007/08. Of these, 26 per cent were carried out in Band 1 treatments, 43 per cent were in Band 2 treatments and 25 per cent were in Band 3 treatments. The remaining 6 per cent of UDAs were carried out in urgent and non-chargeable treatments. UDAs reflect the complexity of the treatment
  • Detailed data at Primary Care Trust (PCT) and SHA level are included as annexes to this report. Furthermore, a factsheet tool is available (see Annex 2), which provides all the detailed information in Annex 3 at the required PCT or SHA level.

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