Health written question – answered on 4th February 2004.

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Photo of Bob Spink Bob Spink Conservative, Castle Point

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) NHS and (b) private dental practices there are in (i) the Castle Point and Rochford Primary Care Trust and (ii) the Essex Strategic Health Authority.

Photo of Stephen Ladyman Stephen Ladyman Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health

At August 2003 there were 21 general dental service practices in Castle Point and Rochford Primary Care Trust and 248 practices in Essex Strategic Health Authority.

Information on the number of private dental practices is not collected centrally. Generally, few dental practices are wholly private.

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