31 August 2017
Regional data are available within this report
Figures have been released today by NHS Digital1 about all patients who received NHS dental care in England during the last financial year.
NHS Dental Statistics for England 2016/17 provides analysis on the number and type of dentists, dental treatments carried out, the number of patients seen, and other topics of interest2.
The report includes breakdowns into subject areas such as:
- courses of treatment, by elements including area and patient type
- statistics on patients seen, by adult and child patients, and various geographies
- NHS dentists, by a range of demographic characteristics, including gender, age, and geography to CCG level
Data are presented for child patients seen during the 12 months up to June 30 2017, and for adult patients seen in the 24 months prior to that date.
The information in this report is used by the Department of Health to inform government policy on NHS dentistry, by local NHS managers to help plan and deliver local dental services, and for public information.
Read the full report at: www.digital.nhs.uk/pubs/dental1617