The information requested is shown in the table.
|General dental services (CDS) and personal dental services (PDS): Number of national health service dentists in Bexley Primary Care Trust (PCT) as at 31 December in the specified years|
| Notes: |
1. Data include all notifications of dentists joining or leaving the GDS or PDS, received by the NHS Business Services Authority, up to 23 March 2006. Figures for the numbers of dentists at specified dates may vary depending upon the notification period, for example data with a later notification period will include more recent notifications of dentists joining or leaving the GDS or PDS.
2. Dentists consist of principals, assistants and trainees. Prison contracts have been excluded from the data.
4. A dentist with a GDS or PDS contract may provide as little or as much NHS treatment as he or she chooses or has agreed with the PCT. Information concerning the amount of time dedicated to NHS work by individual dentists is not centrally available.
5. Data on dentists who work only in private practice are not held centrally.
NHS Business Services Authority
The Information Centre for health and social care