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Dental Services: Chesterfield

Volume 508: debated on Monday 22 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists were practising in Chesterfield constituency on the latest date for which figures are available; and how many of them were accepting new NHS (a) adult and (b) child patients on that date. (323290)

The information is not available in the format requested, however the number of dentists with national health service activity in Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust (PCT), which covers the Chesterfield constituency, for year ending 31 March 2009, was 364.

The number of adult patients seen by an NHS dentist in Derbyshire County PCT for the period 1 April-30 June 2009, was 268,162. The number of children seen for the same period was 98,386.


Patients seen are allocated to PCT via the dentist which they attend for treatment and not by the home postcode of the patient. Most patients will live within the PCT/strategic health authority in which they receive primary care dental services but some will attend a dentist further a field (near their place of employment, for example).


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