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Dentistry

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) dentists and (b) dental practices in the East Hull and West Hull primary care trust areas have (i) signed and (ii) not signed the new NHS dental contract. (73404)

Information on the number of dentists who have signed the new contract is not available centrally. We do however have some provisional information that covers contracts. A contract may be for more than one dentist so cannot be broken down further to individual dentist level.

Provisional management estimates in Eastern Hull primary care trust (PCT)

Number/percentage

Contracts signed

Number

9

Approximate units of dental activity (UDA) value

131,044

Contracts still in discussion

Number

0

Approximate UDA value

0

Contracts rejected

Number

7

Approximate UDA value

1,341

UDAs

1.0

Contacts signed

Number signed without dispute

8

Number signed in dispute

1

Disputes

11.1

Provisional management estimates in West Hull PCT

Number/percentage

Contracts signed

Number

16

Approximate UDA value

277,042

Contracts still in discussion

Number

0

Approximate UDA value

0

Contracts rejected

Number

7

Approximate UDA value

23,072

UDAs

7.7

Contracts signed

Number signed without dispute

19

Number signed in dispute

0

Disputes

0

Notes: 1. The information provided is not validated. 2. It represents a snapshot of the position in early April.

PCTs are working with dentists to resolve as many disputes as possible locally.