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Dentists (Statistics)

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 15 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the number of general dental practitioners, hospital and community dentists for each of the 1,000 per head of the population within each of the regional health authorities and for each of the last five years.

The information is as follows:

General Dental Practitioners* per 1,000 populationHospital Dentists§ per 1,000 populationCommunity Dentistsper 1,000 population
Regional Health Authority19751976197719781979197519761977197819791975197619771978l979
Northern0·180·180·180·190·190·0150·0150·0160·0170·0170·0370·0360·0370·0380·038
Yorkshire0·200·210·220·220·230·0100·0140·0140·0140·0160·0290·0300·0290·0290·029
Trent0·180·180·190·190·200·0120·0120·0130·0130·0140·0240·0230·0240·0250·024
East Anglia0·200·220·220·230·230·0120·0110·0110·0110·0120·0310·0320·0320·0320·032
North West Thames0·390·390·400·410·400·0130·0130·0120·0120·0120·0340·0310·0330·0340·035
North East Thames0·270·280·280·270·280·0260·0230·0260·0260·0270·0340·0330·0310·0300·031
South East Thames0·280·290·290·290·300·0290·0320·0310·0320·0330·0330·0300·0340·0300·032
South West Thames0·340·350·360·360·370·0220·0190·0240·0240·0250·0310·0340·0340·0330·032
Wessex0·270·280·270·280·280·0120·0120·0120·0130·0130·0440·0420·0410·0420·044
Oxford0·240·240·250·250·260·0090·0090·0100·0100·0110·0290·0280·0280·0300·030
South Western0·280·290·300·300·310·0190·0180·0190·0210·0200·0350·0360·0370·0350·036
West Midlands0·190·200·210·210·210·0180·0190·0200·0200·0210·0310·0300·0300·0320·031
Mersey0·220·230·240·240·250·0180·0190·0210·0200·0220·0320·0290·0310·0340·033
North Western0·190·200·210·220·220·0170·0170·0190·0200·0210·0280·0300·0310·0350·034
* Dentists at 30 September each year who provided National Health Service General Dental Services, excluding dentists employed by Health Authorities.
† Mid-year estimates of civilian population.
‡ Provisional figures based on 1978 population figures.
§ Whole-time equivalent at 30 September each year excluding general dental practitioners holding appointments under paragraph 107 of the Terms and Conditions of Service of Hospital Medical and Dental Staff or Hospital Practitioner appointments.
║ Whole-time equivalent at 30 September each year.