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Dental Services: Manpower

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in (a) the Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England are not registered with a dentist. (134848)

The information requested is not available in the form requested. Under the new arrangements for national health service dental services, patients do not need to be formally registered with a practice to receive NHS services.

Information is available on the number of patients who received care or treatment from an NHS dentist in the last 24 months. The most recent information is as at 31 December 2006. The information shows the numbers of patients receiving services in each primary care trust and strategic health authority area and in England as a whole. It could be made available by constituency only at disproportionate cost.

This information is contained in sheet F2, within annex 3, “NHS Dental Statistics for England Q3: 31 December 2006”. This report was published by the Information Centre for Health and Social Care, and has been placed in the Library.

The report is also available online at: %20Publication%20Q3%202006-7%20Annex%203.xls