Dentistry

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 5th February 2003.

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Photo of Shona Robison Shona Robison Scottish National Party

Question S1W-33454

To ask the Scottish Executive how many dental practices have closed in each year since 1999 and where these practices were located.

Photo of Mary Mulligan Mary Mulligan Labour

Information on the closure of dental practices is not held centrally.

The total number of practices in Scotland, which ceased to provide NHS general dental services between 1999 and 2002 is shown in the following table, categorised by health board:

Health Board

Total Practices Closed - 1999

Total Practices Closed - 2000

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Total Practices Closed - 2001

Total Practices Closed - 2002

Ayrshire and Arran

2

2

3

1

Borders

0

0

0

0

Argyll and Clyde

0

0

1

0

Fife

0

0

1

1

Greater Glasgow

2

3

2

3

Highland

4

2

2

3

Lanarkshire

0

1

0

1

Grampian

1

0

1

3

Orkney

0

0

1

0

Lothian

1

2

2

3

Tayside

2

0

2

2

Forth Valley

0

1

0

2

Western Isles

1

1

0

0

Dumfries and Galloway

0

0

2

0

Shetland

0

1

0

0

Scotland

13

13

17

19

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