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Dentists: Contracts

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists were operating under (a) general dental services contracts and (b) personal dental services agreements in each year since 1997 in (i) Suffolk, (ii) Bedfordshire, (iii) Cambridgeshire, (iv) Essex, (v) Hertfordshire, (vi) Norfolk and (vii) England. (143954)

Information is not available in the form requested. Information on numbers of national health service dentists broken down by general dental services and personal dental services contractual arrangements is available by NHS organisation rather than by county. Information as at 30 September for the years 1997 to 2005 at primary care trust (PCT) level in the requested areas is shown in the following table. (PCT boundaries are as at 30 September 2005).

These are the latest available data at PCT level.

General dental services (GDS) and personal dental services (PDS): dentists by contract type in England and the specified primary care trusts (PCTs) as at 30 September each year 1997 to 2005

30 September 1997

30 September 1998

30 September 1999

GDS only

PDS only

GDS and PDS

Total GDS and PDS dentists

GDS only

PDS only

GDS and PDS

Total GDS and PDS dentists

GDS only

PDS only

GDS and PDS

Total GDS and PDS dentists

England

16,670

0

0

16,670

17,199

0

0

17,199

17,606

92

57

17,755

Basildon PCT

44

0

0

44

45

0

0

45

48

0

0

48

Bedford PCT

52

0

0

52

53

0

0

53

65

0

2

67

Bedfordshire Heartlands PCT

67

0

0

67

74

0

0

74

77

0

3

80

Billericay, Brentwood and Wickford PCT

58

0

0

58

58

0

0

58

55

0

0

55

Broadland PCT

36

0

0

36

43

0

0

43

49

0

0

49

Cambridge City PCT

67

0

0

67

64

0

0

64

68

0

0

68

Castle Point and Rochford PCT

53

0

0

53

53

0

0

53

56

0

0

56

Central Suffolk PCT

22

0

0

22

24

0

0

24

26

0

0

26

Chelmsford PCT

50

0

0

50

52

0

0

52

54

0

0

54

Colchester PCT

72

0

0

72

76

0

0

76

70

0

3

73

Dacorum PCT

70

0

0

70

73

0

0

73

71

0

0

71

East Cambridgeshire and Fenland PCT

34

0

0

34

37

0

0

37

38

0

0

38

Epping Forest PCT

51

0

0

51

52

0

0

52

49

0

0

49

Great Yarmouth PCT

45

0

0

45

49

0

0

49

48

0

0

48

Harlow PCT

27

0

0

27

28

0

0

28

34

0

0

34

Hertsmere PCT

45

0

0

45

49

0

0

49

52

0

0

52

Huntingdonshire PCT

48

0

0

48

48

0

0

48

51

0

0

51

Ipswich PCT

63

0

0

63

64

0

0

64

65

0

0

65

Luton PCT

65

0

0

65

72

0

0

72

74

0

0

74

Maldon and South Chelmsford PCT

32

0

0

32

32

0

0

32

38

0

0

38

North Hertfordshire and Stevenage PCT

88

0

0

88

83

0

0

83

86

0

0

86

North Norfolk PCT

33

0

0

33

35

0

0

35

39

0

0

39

North Peterborough PCT

35

0

0

35

33

0

0

33

37

0

0

37

Norwich PCT

83

0

0

83

88

0

0

88

77

0

0

77

Royston, Buntingford and Bishop’s Stortford PCT

35

0

0

35

40

0

0

40

44

0

0

44

South Cambridgeshire PCT

19

0

0

19

27

0

0

27

28

0

0

28

South East Hertfordshire PCT

67

0

0

67

67

0

0

67

68

0

0

68

South Peterborough PCT

25

0

0

25

26

0

0

26

26

0

0

26

Southend on Sea PCT

57

0

0

57

62

0

0

62

64

0

0

64

Southern Norfolk PCT

58

0

0

58

69

0

0

69

84

0

0

84

St Albans and Harpenden PCT

75

0

0

75

75

0

0

75

75

0

0

75

Suffolk Coastal PCT

29

0

0

29

29

0

0

29

33

0

0

33

Suffolk West PCT

79

0

0

79

77

0

0

77

85

0

0

85

Tendring PCT

37

0

0

37

40

0

0

40

43

0

0

43

Thurrock PCT

33

0

0

33

32

0

0

32

33

0

0

33

Uttlesford PCT

25

0

0

25

27

0

0

27

26

0

0

26

Watford and Three Rivers PCT

78

0

0

78

86

0

0

86

108

0

0

108

Waveney PCT

52

0

0

52

53

0

0

53

51

0

0

51

Welwyn Hatfield PCT

50

0

0

50

52

0

0

52

47

0

0

47

West Norfolk PCT

39

0

0

39

40

0

0

40

41

0

0

41

Witham Braintree and Halstead Care Trust

35

0

0

35

33

0

0

33

30

0

0

30

30 September 200030 September 200130 September 2002

GDS only

PDS only

GDS and PDS

Total GDS and PDS dentists

GDS only

PDS only

GDS and PDS

Total GDS and PDS dentists

GDS only

PDS only

GDS and PDS

Total GDS and PDS dentists

England

17,845

190

132

18,167

17,970

470

282

18,722

17,995

622

329

18,946

Basildon PCT

45

0

0

45

47

0

0

47

46

0

0

46

Bedford PCT

68

1

2

71

60

12

9

81

57

19

4

80

Bedfordshire Heartlands PCT

77

0

3

80

84

13

3

100

75

18

2

95

Billericay, Brentwood and Wickford PCT

68

0

0

68

68

0

0

68

67

0

0

67

Broadland PCT

51

0

0

51

52

0

0

52

52

0

0

52

Cambridge City PCT

76

0

0

76

81

0

0

81

83

0

0

83

Castle Point and Rochford PCT

55

0

0

55

54

0

0

54

52

0

0

52

Central Suffolk PCT

27

0

0

27

24

0

0

24

23

0

0

23

Chelmsford PCT

50

0

0

50

52

0

0

52

53

0

0

53

Colchester PCT

69

0

3

72

75

0

4

79

73

0

5

78

Dacorum PCT

81

0

0

81

81

0

0

81

84

0

0

84

East Cambridgeshire and Fenland PCT

41

0

0

41

42

7

0

49

44

8

0

52

Epping Forest PCT

53

0

0

53

54

0

0

54

49

0

0

49

Great Yarmouth PCT

46

0

0

46

49

0

0

49

43

0

0

43

Harlow PCT

39

0

0

39

36

0

0

36

32

0

0

32

Hertsmere PCT

50

0

0

50

52

0

0

52

51

0

0

51

Huntingdonshire PCT

52

0

0

52

53

0

0

53

50

0

0

50

Ipswich PCT

65

0

0

65

66

0

0

66

68

0

0

68

Luton PCT

76

3

0

79

75

14

0

89

73

18

0

91

Maldon and South Chelmsford PCT

32

0

0

32

31

0

0

31

29

0

0

29

North Hertfordshire and Stevenage PCT

90

0

0

90

96

0

0

96

96

0

0

96

North Norfolk PCT

39

0

0

39

47

0

0

47

45

0

0

45

North Peterborough PCT

41

2

0

43

42

5

1

48

47

7

0

54

Norwich PCT

72

0

0

72

70

0

0

70

71

2

0

73

Royston, Buntingford and Bishop's Stortford PCT

39

0

0

39

43

0

0

43

42

0

0

42

South Cambridgeshire PCT

26

0

0

26

26

0

0

26

27

0

0

27

South East Hertfordshire PCT

74

0

0

74

79

0

0

79

80

0

0

80

South Peterborough PCT

32

0

0

32

31

0

0

31

31

0

0

31

Southend on Sea PCT

65

0

0

65

65

0

0

65

62

0

0

62

Southern Norfolk PCT

85

0

0

85

83

0

0

83

86

0

0

86

St Albans and Harpenden PCT

76

0

0

76

85

0

0

85

89

0

0

89

Suffolk Coastal PCT

32

0

0

32

30

0

0

30

27

0

0

27

Suffolk West PCT

84

0

2

86

89

3

2

94

98

4

3

105

Tendring PCT

44

0

0

44

46

0

0

46

45

0

0

45

Thurrock PCT

43

0

0

43

40

0

0

40

42

0

0

42

Uttlesford PCT

27

0

0

27

27

0

0

27

27

0

0

27

Watford and Three Rivers PCT

112

0

0

112

108

0

0

108

106

0

0

106

Waveney PCT

51

0

0

51

53

0

0

53

53

0

0

53

Welwyn Hatfield PCT

51

0

0

51

52

0

0

52

55

0

0

55

West Norfolk PCT

46

0

0

46

48

5

2

55

46

5

3

54

Witham Braintree and Halstead Care Trust

40

0

0

40

37

0

0

37

37

0

0

37

30 September 200330 September 200430 September 2005

GDS only

PDS only

GDS and PDS

Total GDS and PDS dentists

GDS only

PDS only

GDS and PDS

Total GDS and PDS dentists

GDS only

PDS only

GDS and PDS

Total GDS and PDS dentists

England

18,151

726

383

19,260

17,023

1,857

842

19,722

13,801

5,149

1,940

20,890

Basildon PCT

44

0

0

44

46

0

0

46

52

0

0

52

Bedford PCT

51

26

1

78

51

30

1

82

52

39

1

92

Bedfordshire Heartlands PCT

77

24

2

103

76

29

0

105

73

43

1

117

Billericay, Brentwood and Wickford PCT

70

0

0

70

69

0

0

69

70

7

0

77

Broadland PCT

58

0

0

58

55

0

0

55

32

30

0

62

Cambridge City PCT

92

0

0

92

91

6

1

98

69

23

1

93

Castle Point and Rochford PCT

46

0

0

46

53

0

0

53

40

23

1

64

Central Suffolk PCT

24

0

0

24

22

0

0

22

20

4

0

24

Chelmsford PCT

56

0

0

56

55

0

0

55

38

20

0

58

Colchester PCT

76

0

5

81

71

0

5

76

64

10

6

80

Dacorum PCT

81

0

0

81

84

0

0

84

87

0

0

87

East Cambridgeshire and Fenland PCT

43

14

0

57

46

22

0

68

38

30

0

68

Epping Forest PCT

51

0

0

51

49

0

0

49

47

4

1

52

Great Yarmouth PCT

45

0

0

45

39

0

0

39

14

31

0

45

Harlow PCT

31

0

0

31

36

0

0

36

41

0

0

41

Hertsmere PCT

51

0

0

51

52

0

0

52

54

4

1

59

Huntingdonshire PCT

54

0

0

54

54

5

0

59

33

33

0

66

Ipswich PCT

66

0

1

67

66

0

1

67

63

6

1

70

Luton PCT

71

16

0

87

67

19

0

86

73

25

0

98

Maldon and South Chelmsford PCT

29

0

0

29

29

0

0

29

18

13

0

31

North Hertfordshire and Stevenage PCT

93

0

0

93

96

0

0

96

90

6

1

97

North Norfolk PCT

45

1

0

46

45

1

0

46

45

2

0

47

North Peterborough PCT

49

12

0

61

53

18

0

71

28

34

2

64

Norwich PCT

79

3

0

82

79

3

0

82

78

9

0

87

Royston, Buntingford and Bishop's Stortford PCT

44

0

0

44

46

0

0

46

41

3

0

44

South Cambridgeshire PCT

27

0

0

27

28

0

0

28

26

$

0

29

South East Hertfordshire PCT

83

0

0

83

87

0

0

87

97

0

0

97

South Peterborough PCT

32

0

0

32

31

0

0

31

26

10

0

36

Southend on Sea PCT

61

0

0

61

60

0

0

60

47

18

0

65

Southern Norfolk PCT

99

0

0

99

101

0

0

101

69

38

0

107

St Albans and Harpenden PCT

96

0

0

96

100

0

0

100

89

7

0

96

Suffolk Coastal PCT

27

0

0

27

31

0

0

31

24

4

0

28

Suffolk West PCT

102

6

2

110

106

7

2

115

78

37

2

117

Tendring PCT

45

0

0

45

46

0

0

46

42

10

2

54

Thurrock PCT

44

0

0

44

43

0

0

43

44

6

0

50

Uttlesford PCT

27

0

0

27

27

0

0

27

23

5

0

28

Watford and Three Rivers PCT

105

0

0

105

108

0

0

108

108

2

0

110

Waveney PCT

53

0

0

53

52

0

0

52

25

22

0

47

Welwyn Hatfield PCT

64

0

0

64

69

0

0

69

67

0

0

67

West Norfolk PCT

44

8

1

53

42

12

4

58

30

24

7

61

Witham Braintree and Halstead Care Trust

35

0

0

35

40

0

0

40

32

15

0

47

Notes:

1. PCT boundaries are as at 30 September 2006.

2. Dentists will be counted more than once if they have contracts in more than one PCT. England totals exclude duplication.

3. The figures are based on the numbers of dentists with open GDS or PDS contracts.

4. Dentists consist of principals, assistants and trainees.

5. The areas have been defined using practice postcodes within the PCT.

6. Data include notifications received by the NHS BSA up to 2 November 2005 for England data and 13 January 2006 for PCT data.

7. No account is taken of the level of service, if any, that each dentist provides.

Sources:

1. The Information Centre for health and social care

2. NHS Business Services Authority (BSA)