– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 21st March 2011.

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Question S3W-40542

To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of (a) children and (b) adults in the Lothians region has had access to an NHS dentist in each quarter since September 2007.

Photo of Shona Robison Shona Robison Scottish National Party

The information requested is shown in the following table.

Percentage of Population Registered with a Dentist under NHS General Dental Services Arrangements in Lothian

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Quarter EndingPractice PostcodePatient Postcode
September 200773.950.5--
December 200777.552.2--
March 200877.554.4--
June 200879.156.6--
September 200880.558.4--
December 200881.960.6--
March 200983.462.7--
June 200984.464.5--
September 200985.666.9--
December 200986.667.9--
March 201084.367.3--
June 201085.068.7--
September 2010--78.064.1
December 2010--78.265.3

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


1. The NHS board area in which a registered patient lives may not be the same NHS board area in which their dental practice is located.

2. ISD Scotland began publishing registration data by patient postcode and ceased publishing by practice postcode in August 2010.

3. Mid-year population estimates are used to calculate the percentage registered and are sourced from the General Register Office.

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