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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics NHS patients treated for adults and children by local health board
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AreaBased on the Local Health Board where the patient was last given a course of dental treatment. Aneurin 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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Wales1,113,53535.1838,68933.0274,84643.6
Betsi Cadwaladr222,67431.7167,59529.755,07939.8
Powys45,48634.235,82932.89,65740.5
Hywel Dda110,57028.481,82525.928,74539.1
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg.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.146,31337.4110,91235.135,40147.2
Cwm Taf.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 Bevan222,51537.2167,59735.354,91844.4
Cardiff and Vale184,52936.6133,89033.450,63949.0
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.181,44840.3141,04139.440,40743.8

Metadata

Title

NHS patients treated for adults and children by local health board

Last update

26 May 2022 26 May 2022

Next update

September 2022 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Dental Services, NHS Business Services Authority

Source 2

Mid-year population estimates, Office for National Statistics

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 the number and percentage of patients treated.

‘Patients treated’ counts the number of unique patients that have been treated during the last 24 months; each patient is counted only once even if they have received multiple episodes of care over the period.

A 24 month period is used for these statistics as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance recommends that patients are recalled for check-ups at intervals of three months to 24 months depending on the individual’s oral health status.


Data collection and calculation

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

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 onwards.

Patients treated within a 24 month period is affected by the change to health board boundaries, following Bridgend moving into the Cwm Taf Morgannwg health board on 1 April 2019. The dataset counts unique individuals receiving dental services in the 24 month period. When an individual has received dental services more than once in the 24 month period in the same health board, only details of the last treatment would be counted in the dataset to avoid double counting. However, because data is collected over a 24 month period where the health board boundary changed, the same individual may be counted in Bridgend’s the old health board (Abertawe Bro Morgannwg (ABMU)) and its new health board (Cwm Taf Morgannwg or Swansea Bay) depending on the date of the last treatment. For example, if a patient was treated in Bridgend in February 2019 and again in May 2019, they will be counted in the ABMU data for the March 2019 list but the Cwm Taf Morgannwg data from the June 2019 list. And if a patient was treated at Bridgend in March 2019 and has not visited a dentist since, they will be counted in the ABMU data for the March 2019 list, and the Swansea Bay data from the June 2019 list.
To give a more reflective figure for the percentage of patients treated (total, adults and children), population estimates of the new health boards have been created using additional data of patients treated in Bridgend after 1st April 2019 (sourced from NHS Business Services Authority). For example, data for July-September 2019 shows of the patients treated in Bridgend, 56% received a treatment after 1st April 2019 at Cwm Taf Morgannwg. Therefore, for the 24 months ending September 2019, the denominator for the new health boards is estimated as:
Swansea Bay’s eligible population = Swansea + Neath Port Talbot + ((0.44) * Bridgend)
Cwm Taf Morgannwg’s eligible population = Rhondda Cynon Taf + Merthyr Tydfil + ((0.56) * Bridgend)

Data for the 24 month period ending April 2021 will be the first time period where the boundary issue will not affect the data. Caution is advised when using the data for the time periods which overlap the health board boundary change.

The latest data covers the 24-month period ending December 2021. Just over 7 of the 8 quarters in this period were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Frequency of publication

Quarterly

Data reference periods

Data are shown for patients seen 2 years ending 31 December 2009 onwards

Users, uses and context

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

Keywords

Dental; NHS Dental; Patients treated

Statistical quality

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