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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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[Collapse]Treatment BandFrom June 2014 onwards, no Units of Dental Activity are allocated to the contract if dentists submit their activity data more than two months from the date of completion of a course of treatment. The courses of treatments are still recorded. This applies to all treatment Bands. The Total includes the category \'domiciliary visit\' and may not be the sum of the categories shown (Band 1, Band 2, Band 3, Free, Urgent). The \'Free\' total includes the category \'not known\' and may not be the sum of the Free categories shown. [Filtered]
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[Collapse]AreaAneurin Bevan, Cwm Taf, and Hywel Dda are now University Local Health Boards. The name change came into force on the 12 December 2013.[Filter]
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Click here to sortApril- June 2018Taking Oral Health Improvement and Dental Services Forward in Wales, published by Welsh Government in March 2017, outlines the key priorities for NHS dentistry with contract reform identified as a priority. By January 2018, 21 practices across Wales wereClick here to sortJuly - September 2018Taking Oral Health Improvement and Dental Services Forward in Wales, published by Welsh Government in March 2017, outlines the key priorities for NHS dentistry with contract reform identified as a priority. By January 2018, 21 practices across Wales wereClick here to sortOctober - December 2018Taking Oral Health Improvement and Dental Services Forward in Wales, published by Welsh Government in March 2017, outlines the key priorities for NHS dentistry with contract reform identified as a priority. By January 2018, 21 practices across Wales wereClick here to sortJanuary - March 2019Taking Oral Health Improvement and Dental Services Forward in Wales, published by Welsh Government in March 2017, outlines the key priorities for NHS dentistry with contract reform identified as a priority. By January 2018, 21 practices across Wales wereClick here to sortApril - June 2019Click here to sortJuly - September 2019Click here to sortOctober - December 2019Click here to sortJanuary - March 2020Click here to sortApril - June 2020Click here to sortJuly - September 2020Click here to sortOctober - December 2020
[Collapse]Wales586,390589,527597,723652,9712,426,611586,520603,897583,406563,3202,337,14319,302128,086176,471323,859
WalesBetsi Cadwaladr117,798117,499118,256124,100477,653119,278120,754119,419110,797470,2485,48324,47835,11165,072
Powys24,78224,22624,26525,27098,54323,45924,76224,18123,01095,4126435,0396,58012,262
Hywel Dda58,37856,28158,55964,483237,70156,75858,21653,89753,534222,4052,84012,71717,19932,756
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg110,438113,778115,142127,045466,403.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Swansea BayFrom 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. For more information see the joint statement from Cwm Taf and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Boards (see weblinks). The health board names have changed with Cwm Taf University Health Board becoming Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board becoming Swansea Bay University Health Board. A link to the statement from the minister for health and social service can be found in the weblinks section..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable78,89883,62177,63776,397316,5533,49616,62523,18943,310
Cwm Taf60,74861,30463,09670,072255,220.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Cwm Taf MorgannwgFrom 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. For more information see the joint statement from Cwm Taf and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Boards (see weblinks). The health board names have changed with Cwm Taf University Health Board becoming Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board becoming Swansea Bay University Health Board. A link to the statement from the minister for health and social service can be found in the weblinks section..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable92,40594,15793,16690,226369,9542,02319,35426,98848,365
Aneurin Bevan119,819119,509121,378133,052493,758119,383122,843119,718115,859477,8033,26829,71338,44471,425
Cardiff and Vale94,42796,93097,027108,949397,33396,33999,54495,38893,497384,7681,54920,16028,96050,669

Metadata

Title

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

Last update

10 June 2021 10 June 2021

Next update

September 2021 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Dental Services, NHS Business Services Authority

Contact email

stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local health boards

Geographical coverage

Wales

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 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

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.

Activity levels reduced from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, but have since increased in the quarter ending December 2020 as more treatments have resumed.

While practices in Wales did not close during the pandemic, they were limited in the types of treatments they could carry out during the period from April 2020 to the end of June 2020. This led to the establishment of Urgent Dental Centres (UDC) during the red dental alert phase, which did not record their activity on FP17Ws to NHS Business Services Authority in the normal way. Any treatment which required an aerosol generating procedure was referred to a UDC. New ways of working such as using remote consultations were also not captured.

As part of the recovery plan Units of Dental Activity (UDA) targets have also been suspended during 2020-21. Activity was also impacted by fallow time between treatments, social distancing, enhanced PPE donning and doffing and staff absences.

Dental services are now in the Amber phase of de-escalation and dentists are seeing and treating more of their patients, including the provision of fillings although the throughput of patients is reduced. They must adhere to the Standard Operating Process (SOP) and can implement measures to re-introduce aerosol generating procedures safely.

From 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. For more information see the joint statement from Cwm Taf and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Boards (see weblinks). The health board names have changed with Cwm Taf University Health Board becoming Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board becoming Swansea Bay University Health Board. A link to the statement from the minister for health and social service can be found in the weblinks section.

Frequency of publication

Quarterly

Data reference periods

April - June 2009 onwards

Users, uses and context

Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per given weblink.

Rounding applied

None.

Revisions information

Data are revised at end of year reconciliation.

Statistical quality

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

Keywords

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