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  • Release date: 16 February 2017
  • Period covered: April 2015 to September 2016
  • Next update: 25 May 2017
Data includes information on the number of patients receiving NHS dental treatment, the type of treatments provided and the numbers of NHS dentists.

July to September 2016

Release date: 16 February 2017

Data has been published on StatsWales.

2015-16

Release date: 25 August 2016

Key points

Activity between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016
  • Over 4.9 million units of dental activity (UDA) were carried out in 2015-16, a decrease of 1.4 per cent compared with 2014-15. This represented approximately 2.3 million individual NHS dental courses of treatment (CoTs), a decrease of 1.4 per cent compared with 2014–15.
Patients treated in the 24 months before 31 March 2016
  • 1.7 million patients (54.9 per cent of the population) were seen in the 24 month period ending March 2016. 52.3 per cent of adults were treated as well as 65.1 per cent of children, both percentages increasing slightly from the previous 24 months ending March 2015.
Workforce between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016
  • A total of 1,470 dentists who had NHS activity were recorded between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016. There were 4.7 dentists per 10,000 population, which was the same as the previous year.
Patient charges between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016
  • 43.9 per cent of all CoTs were for paying adults. The total patient charge for this amounted to £33.2 million, an increase of 5.2 per cent when compared to the patient charge of £31.6 million in 2014-15.

Further information

Quarterly data are published on StatsWales and a report is published annually.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 6186
Email: stats.healthinfo@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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