Dental Services: Dorset

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th December 2021.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of workers providing NHS dental services in Dorset in (a) 2021, (b) 2020 and (c) 2019.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The following table shows the number of dentists providing National Health Service dental services measured by claims submitted to the NHS Business Services Authority for NHS dental activity in Dorset in the financial years 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21. This data is based upon returns of FP17 NHS dental prescription forms.

2018/19

378

2019/20

376

2020/21

354

Source: NHS Digital

Data is not held on other members of the dental workforce.

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