Dental Health

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 23rd March 2007.

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Photo of Sylvia Jackson Sylvia Jackson Labour

Question S2W-32488

To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS dental patients have been newly registered in NHS Forth Valley in the last year, broken down by month.

Photo of Lewis Macdonald Lewis Macdonald Labour

The information requested is provided in the following table.

Number of Newly Registered NHS Dental Patients in NHS Forth Valley; March 2006 to February 2007

CCCCCC" valign="CENTRE" width="52%"> Month No. of Patients1,2,3,4

March 2006

1,996

April 2006

1,695

May 2006

1,825

June 2006

1,693

July 2006

1,321

August 2006

2,086

September 2006

2,248

October 2006

1,671

November 2006

1,478

December 2006

977

January 2007

1,223

February 2007

907

Total

19,120

Source: MIDAS (Management Information & Dental Accounting System).

Data extracted 20 March 2007.

Notes:

1. These patients were not registered with a dentist in NHS Forth Valley in the preceding 12 months.

2. Practitioner Services Division accepts claims which will backdate registrations. More claims from recent dates are expected, so figures for recent months are expected to increase and may consequently be understated in comparison to older periods.

3. Period examined is the 12 months from March 2006 to February 2007. This represents the most recent period of completed months.

4. Registration records in MIDAS (Management Information & Dental Accounting System) date from October 1990.

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