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Dental Services

Volume 461: debated on Friday 15 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people accessed open access dental surgeries by health region in the last 12 months. (140985)

Information on people accessing open access dental surgeries is not collected centrally. However, information on patients seen in the last 24 months in all dental primary care settings is available.

Numbers of patients seen in the previous 24 months ending 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December 2006 are available in Section Fl of Annex 3 of the National Health Service Dental Statistics for England Q3: 31 December 2006 report, and copies are available in the Library.

Information is as at strategic health authority and primary care trust level in England and the report, published by The Information Centre for health and social care, is also available at:

www.ic.nhs.uk/statistics-and-data-collections/primary-care/dentistry/nhs-dental-statistics-for-england-q3:-31-december-2006