National Health Service Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) Dental Services Division (DSD) can only provide validated information on the number of NHS dental practices within a constituency offering NHS dental care only at disproportionate cost. Some NHS treatment attracts patient charges.
The number of dentists are available in Annex G of the ‘NHS Dental Activity and Workforce Report, England: 31 March 2006’. A copy of this report is available in the Library.
Information is available at strategic health authority (SHA) and primary care trust (PCT) area in England 31 March 1997 to 31 March 2006.
Information is based on the old contractual arrangements. The report is also available on-line at:
The number of NHS dentists year ending 31 March 2007 are available in Table E2 of Annex 3 of the ‘NHS Dental Statistics for England 2006- 07 report’. Information is available at SHA and PCT area in England.
Since April 2006, patients no longer have to be registered with a dental practice to receive NHS care and treatment.
The closest equivalent current measure is the number of patients receiving NHS dental services (“patients seen”) in a given area over a 24-month period, for that area. However, this is not directly comparable to the registration data for earlier years.
The numbers of patients seen in the 24 month periods ending 31 March 2006 and 31 March 2007 are available in Table Cl of Annex 3 of the ‘NHS Dental Statistics for England 2006-07 report’. Information is available at SHA and PCT area in England.
A copy of this report is available in the Library and is also available at: