NHS: Dental Services

Health written question – answered on 21st April 2008.

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Photo of Michael Ancram Michael Ancram Conservative, Devizes

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dentists there are per head of the population in each English county.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

The numbers of national health service dentists per 100,000 of the population are available in Table E1 of Annex 3 of the NHS Dental Statistics for England: 2006-07 report. Information is available by primary care trust and by strategic health authority, but is not available at county level, and is as at 30 June 2006, 30 September 2006, 31 December 2006 and 31 March 2007.

This report, published by the Information Centre for health and social care on 23 August 2007, is available in the Library and is also available at:

www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/dental0607

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