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Dental Services: Northamptonshire

Volume 459: debated on Friday 20 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many residents in Northamptonshire were registered with an NHS dentist (a) in April 2006 and (b) in the most recent month for which figures are available. (131572)

[holding answer 16 April 2007]: The information requested is not held in the format required.

Registration data no longer form part of the data available under the new national health service dental contract; the new measure is patients seen within the last 24 months and is available at primary care trust level. In response to part (a), data are available as at 31 March 2006. In response to part (b) the latest data available are as at 31 December 2006.

Both datasets can be found in annex 3 of the “NHS Dental Statistics for England quarter 3: 31 December 2006” report, which is available in the Library and is available at www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/dental06q3

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many residents in (a) Kettering, (b) Wellingborough, (c) Corby, (d) Northampton South, (e) Northampton North and (f) Daventry constituency were registered with an NHS dentist (i) in each year since 1997 and (ii) in the latest month in the most recent year for which figures are available. (131575)

[holding answer 16 April 2007]: Constituency level registration data from 31 March 1997 to 31 March 2006 are contained in annex C of “NHS Dental Activity and Workforce Report England: 31 March 2006” which is available in the Library and also at www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/dwfactivity.

Registration data no longer form part of the data available under the new national health service dental contract; the new measure is patients seen within the last 24 months and is available at primary care trust level. This latest data available are as at 31 December 2006. This information is contained in annex 3 of the “NHS Dental Statistics for England Quarter 3: 31 December 2006” report, which is available in the Library and also at www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/dental06q3.

Constituency level data are no longer available and could be produced only at disproportionate cost.