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Dental Services: Lincolnshire

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people accessed NHS dental treatment in (a) north-east Lincolnshire and (b) north Lincolnshire in each month for the last two years. (212840)

The information is not available in the requested format. The NHS Business Services Authority Dental Services Division can only provide validated monthly information on the number of people seen by an national health service dentist at disproportionate cost.

The number of patients seen by an NHS dentist in England, over the previous 24 months period, is provided at Table CI of Annex 3 of the ‘NHS Dental Statistics for England: Quarter 3, 31 December 2007’ report. Information is provided by strategic health authority and primary care trust. This report, published on 5 June 2008, is available in the Library and is also available on the Information Centre for health and social carer's website at:

www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/dentalstats0708q3