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.