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Dental Services: Negligence

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many actions for clinical negligence have been brought against dentists doing NHS work in each year since 2005. (202017)

The information requested is in the following table and was supplied by the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA). The data only covers claims made against NHS trusts, NHS foundation trusts or primary care trusts providing dentistry; information is not held centrally relating to dentists working under independent contracts.

Number of claims against NHS employed dentists by notification year to the NHSLA

NHSLA notification year

Number

2005-06

42

2006-07

44

2007-08

60

Total

146