NHS: Dentistry

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 15th July 2022.

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Photo of Yasmin Qureshi Yasmin Qureshi Labour, Bolton South East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2022 to Question 18862, how many registered NHS dentists there were in each year from 2011 to 2021.

Photo of Wes Streeting Wes Streeting Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many dentists providing NHS services there were in England in each of the last 12 years.

Photo of James Morris James Morris Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The following table shows the number of National Health Service dentists with NHS activity in each year from 2011 to 2021. The information requested for 2021/22 is expected to be published in September 2022.

Year

Number of dentists with NHS activity

2010/11

22,799

2011/12

22,920

2012/13

23,201

2013/14

23,723

2014/15

23,947

2015/16

24,089

2016/17

24,007

2017/18

24,308

2018/19

24,545

2019/20

24,684

2020/21

23,733

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