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Dental Services

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists have been issued with negative schedule letters as a result of negative schedule audits in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2006-07; how much dentists were required to pay to the NHS Business Services Authority’s Dental Practice Division in each year; and if he will make a statement. (202098)

Only dental providers hold contracts with the national health service. Many dentists are not contract holders themselves but work under contract to lead providers. Information on the number of dental providers who have individually received a letter in 2006-07 and 2007-08 is available but could be provided only at disproportionate cost.