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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Courses of treatment by treatment band, patient type, local health board and quarter
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WalesBetsi Cadwaladr113,797118,784118,367127,531478,479117,798117,499118,256124,100477,653117,102118,282235,384
Hywel Dda57,76259,30756,28660,152233,50758,37856,28158,55964,483237,70156,21758,060114,277
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg106,079113,241109,669122,278451,267110,438113,778115,142127,045466,403...
Swansea Bay..........78,49183,198161,689
Cwm Taf57,11260,88661,62867,857247,48360,74861,30463,09670,072255,220...
Cwm Taf Morgannwg..........91,87093,647185,517
Aneurin Bevan115,258118,024115,470129,061477,813119,819119,509121,378133,052493,758119,016122,150241,166
Cardiff and Vale90,06495,72395,651105,581387,01994,42796,93097,027108,949397,33395,89798,986194,883


Courses of treatment by treatment band, patient type, local health board and quarter

Last update
12 February 2020 12 February 2020

Next update
May 2020

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Dental Services, NHS Business Services Authority

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local health boards

Geographical coverage

Languages covered
English only

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
The information presented here shows NHS activity by quarter.

Courses of Treatment:The difference between the annual and quarterly figures is that the annual figures take account of late submissions of FP17 forms by dentists to NHS Dental Services, whereas the quarterly figures do not. Information on any NHS dental work completed by an NHS dentist is submitted to NHS Dental Services for payment on an FP17 form, the majority of which are electronic submissions. Furthermore, the term 'Claims for Treatment' was replaced by 'Courses of Treatment' in the annual dental release in August. The two terms are interchangeable and refer to the same construct, however it was decided to use 'Courses of Treatment' to allow comparisons to be made with the other UK countries and to avoid confusion. The courses of treatment data is comparable to the claims for treatment data previously.

Data collection and calculation
The data is derived from dental activity forms submitted for payment and processed by NHS Business Services Authority Dental Services.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
Data are shown from April - June 2009 to July - September 2020.

Users, uses and context
Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per given weblink.

Rounding applied

Revisions information
Data are revised at end of year reconciliation.

Statistical quality
The total includes dentists working in the Emergency Dental Service and some CDS (Community Dental Service) staff working on a PDS contract.Performers are counted in every LHB where they have a contract and therefore can be counted more than once. Therefore the new region figures are not necessarily the sum of their constituent LHBs. The figures for Wales do not include duplication.

Further information can be found in the related statistical publication, as per given weblink.

NHS dental services:

Dental; NHS Dental; Courses of Treatment; COTS; Treatment band