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Dental Services: Durham

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of levels of access to NHS dentistry services in the City of Durham. (257981)

The number of patients seen in the previous 24 months in England, as at quarterly intervals, from 31 March 2006 to 30 June 2008 is available in table D3 of annex 3 of the “NHS Dental Statistics, Quarter 1: 30 June 2008” report. Information is provided by primary care trust and by strategic health authority.

This information is based on the new dental contractual arrangements, introduced on 1 April 2006. This report, published on 27 November 2008, has already been placed in the Library and is also available on the NHS Information Centre website at:

www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/dentalstats0809q1