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Dental Services: Finance

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 12 September 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding was allocated for providing general dental services (GDS) and personal dental services (PDS) dentistry in 2006-07 net of patient charge income; and how much was spent on GDS and PDS dentistry in 2006-07. (155238)

The total funding allocation for primary dental care services in England in 2006-07, and provisional data on expenditure on those services by primary care trusts (PCTs), are set out in the following table. Primary dental care services comprise general dental and personal dental services commissioned by PCTs from independent dental providers and national health service trusts, and salaried dental services managed directly by PCTs.

Primary dental care services funding, England, 2006-07

£ million

Primary dental service allocation, net of patient charge income


Primary care trust expenditure on primary dental care services, net of patient charge income


1 Provisional data


Locally audited PCT summarisation schedules, 2006/07, but data are subject to further audit and checking by the Department of Health and by the National Audit Office.