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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]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.
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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]Wales2,781756113,548149471197184251210294118.The data item is not applicable4124,367
WalesBetsi Cadwaladr University Health Board6461407793323.The data item is not applicable35374.The data item is not applicable417220.The data item is not applicable92961
Powys Teaching Health Board10027.The data item is not applicable12766.The data item is not applicable12437.The data item is not applicable50163.The data item is not applicable19208
Hywel Dda University Health Board3417514172212.The data item is not applicable34.The data item is not applicable3.The data item is not applicable33320.The data item is not applicable53507
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.34797.The data item is not applicable4441510.The data item is not applicable25225.The data item is not applicable2733.The data item is not applicable6502
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.21864.The data item is not applicable28295.The data item is not applicable14151117131.The data item is not applicable14327
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.36785.The data item is not applicable45241.The data item is not applicable5486.The data item is not applicable541.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1512
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.12824.The data item is not applicable15211.The data item is not applicable2558.The data item is not applicable631.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1218
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board5251743702631017462.The data item is not applicable810344.The data item is not applicable147931
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board590144.The data item is not applicable734329.The data item is not applicable41467.The data item is not applicable533619.The data item is not applicable55883

Metadata

Title

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

Last update

30 September 2021 30 September 2021

Next update

September 2022 (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.

Keywords

Dental; NHS Dental; Dentist; Dental Performers