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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics NHS Dental workforce by local health board, age group, gender, contract type and dentist type
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[Collapse]Dentist TypeNote that due to changes in the collection system at NHS Business Services Authority, a new methodology has been implemented for determining the working arrangements (i.e. dentist type) of dentists for 2018-19 onwards. The change in methodology has resulted in large numbers of dentists being reclassified as providing-performer and a consequential decrease in associate dentist (performer-only) numbers for 2018-19 and 2019-20 data, marking a major break in the time-series. The overall headcount of dentists has not been affected but any comparison with dentist type in data published previously for 2017-18 and earlier should be made with caution. Regardless of this change, data for Provider-only dentists are not included as they do not have NHS activity recorded against them.[Filter]
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[Collapse]TotalIncludes some dentists working in the Emergency Dental service and some CDS (Community Dental Service) staff working on a PDS contract.Click here to sortTotalIncludes some dentists working in the Emergency Dental service and some CDS (Community Dental Service) staff working on a PDS contract.
[Collapse]General Dental Service (GDS)GDS providers must provide a full range of mandatory services.[Collapse]Personal Dental Service (PDS)PDS providers are not obliged to provide the full range of mandatory services. If a provider-only provides specialist services, such as orthodontic work, this has to be under a PDS agreement.[Collapse]Trust-led Dental Services (TDS) contractsTDS contracts can provide services under PDS agreements and then pay dentists directly rather than through the standard system operated by NHS Dental Services.[Collapse]Mixed
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Click here to sortPerformer onlyA performer is a dentist named on a contract who will or might be carrying out the work agreed in the contract. This shows the number of dental performers who have any NHS activity recorded against them via FP17 claim forms at any time in the year.Click here to sortProviding performerA provider that holds a contract with a PCT/LHB and also performs NHS dentistry on the contract.This shows the number of providing performers who have any NHS activity recorded against them via FP17 claim forms at any time in the year.Click here to sortUnknownClick here to sortPerformer onlyA performer is a dentist named on a contract who will or might be carrying out the work agreed in the contract. This shows the number of dental performers who have any NHS activity recorded against them via FP17 claim forms at any time in the year.Click here to sortProviding performerA provider that holds a contract with a PCT/LHB and also performs NHS dentistry on the contract.This shows the number of providing performers who have any NHS activity recorded against them via FP17 claim forms at any time in the year.Click here to sortUnknownClick here to sortPerformer onlyA performer is a dentist named on a contract who will or might be carrying out the work agreed in the contract. This shows the number of dental performers who have any NHS activity recorded against them via FP17 claim forms at any time in the year.Click here to sortProviding performerA provider that holds a contract with a PCT/LHB and also performs NHS dentistry on the contract.This shows the number of providing performers who have any NHS activity recorded against them via FP17 claim forms at any time in the year.Click here to sortUnknownClick here to sortPerformer onlyA performer is a dentist named on a contract who will or might be carrying out the work agreed in the contract. This shows the number of dental performers who have any NHS activity recorded against them via FP17 claim forms at any time in the year.Click here to sortProviding performerA provider that holds a contract with a PCT/LHB and also performs NHS dentistry on the contract.This shows the number of providing performers who have any NHS activity recorded against them via FP17 claim forms at any time in the year.Click here to sortUnknown
[Collapse]Wales1,794454102,2581083511448317.The data item is not applicable10026686.The data item is not applicable3522,854
WalesBetsi Cadwaladr University Health Board342624408221213572.The data item is not applicable913234.The data item is not applicable166618
Powys Teaching Health Board6817.The data item is not applicable85104.The data item is not applicable14322.The data item is not applicable34174.The data item is not applicable21154
Hywel Dda University Health Board23245.The data item is not applicable2772010.The data item is not applicable30.The data item is not applicable2.The data item is not applicable21513.The data item is not applicable28337
Swansea Bay University Health BoardFrom 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. 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.322963421186.The data item is not applicable24244.The data item is not applicable282.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable2475
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health BoardFrom 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. 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..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.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 Morgannwg University Health BoardFrom 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. 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.35177.The data item is not applicable4283.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable3354.The data item is not applicable3922.The data item is not applicable4474
Cwm Taf University Health BoardFrom 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. 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..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.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
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board3851171503448.The data item is not applicable52.The data item is not applicable2.The data item is not applicable25820.The data item is not applicable78635
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board385932480206.The data item is not applicable2644.The data item is not applicable8287.The data item is not applicable35549

Metadata

Title

NHS Dental workforce by local health board, age group, gender, contract type and dentist type

Last update

17 October 2023 17 October 2023

Next update

September 2024 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Dental Services, NHS Business Services Authority

Contact email

stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Geographical coverage

Local health boards

Languages covered

English and Welsh

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 performers by local health board and dentist type.

Data collection and calculation

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a significant impact on the way dental services have been provided in Wales and therefore affect the data collected from the last quarter of the financial year 2019-20 and the full financial year 2020-21. Where there are slight decreases in activity levels in 2019-20 and large decreases in 2020-21, it is likely to be as a result of the pandemic.

The tables relate to NHS dental treatment undertaken by ‘high street dentists’. It does not cover private work carried out by dentists nor dentists working in the hospital or community dental service.
Data is not comparable with previous data under the old contractual arrangements.

Note that due to changes in the collection system at NHS Business Services Authority, a new methodology has been implemented for determining the working arrangements (i.e. dentist type) of dentists for 2018-19 onwards. The change in methodology has resulted in large numbers of dentists being reclassified as providing-performer and a consequential decrease in associate dentist (performer-only) numbers for 2018-19 and 2019-20 data, marking a major break in the time-series. The overall headcount of dentists has not been affected but any comparison with dentist type in data published previously for 2017-18 and earlier should be made with caution. Regardless of this change, this publication does not include data for Provider-only dentists as they do not have NHS activity recorded against them.

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

Annual

Data reference periods

2010-11 onwards.

Rounding applied

None.

Revisions information

None

Statistical quality

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

Statistics presented here are calculated using mid-2020 population estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) as the mid-2021 population estimates are not scheduled to be published until November 2022. As the statistics are based on population estimates from a different time period, they should be treated with caution and considered provisional.
As data from the 2021 Census becomes available, the ONS will also rebase the mid-year estimates for the period mid-2012 to mid-2020 in spring 2023. This means that statistics for the percentage of the population who received NHS dental services in these years will be revised in the next NHS dental statistical release. If the revisions result in large changes to the data, these will be commented on in more detail in the release.

Keywords

Dental; NHS Dental; Dentist; Dental Performers