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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Units of Dental Activity 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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[Collapse]2018-2019Click here to sort2018-2019[Collapse]2019-2020Click here to sort2019-2020[Collapse]2020-2021Click here to sort2020-2021
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]Wales1,170,3931,168,0601,215,2221,328,0054,881,6791,138,4011,170,5151,160,7731,124,8404,594,52822,713224,790365,530613,034
WalesBetsi Cadwaladr235,289230,414241,320251,051958,075229,522234,136236,219220,814920,6915,34643,32573,953122,625
Powys48,56148,54748,99250,984197,08444,51547,84948,68547,066188,11488210,04614,89525,824
Hywel Dda113,280107,589116,248127,622464,739109,912112,857105,687105,141433,5974,37822,56834,86061,806
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg216,746220,772226,642249,586913,746.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 applicable148,642156,400148,645145,311598,9984,05930,06747,68881,813
Cwm Taf126,466126,259133,213146,778532,716.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 applicable181,877186,271188,319183,603740,0702,30133,38056,48092,161
Aneurin Bevan239,806240,986248,372273,5461,002,711230,879238,142239,573234,056942,6494,02651,41977,658133,104
Cardiff and Vale190,245193,491200,435228,437812,609193,054194,860193,646188,850770,4101,72033,98559,99695,701

Metadata

Title

Units of Dental Activity 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.
Units of Dental Activity: This is the technical term used in the new NHS Dental Contract regulations to describe weighted claims for treatment. They refer to the whole claim, not just individual items. The list below shows the weighting for each of the treatment category bands and is used to calculate the treatment claims by band figures.

Band 1: 1.0
Band 2: 3.0
Band 3: 12.0
Band 1 urgent: 1.2
Arrest of bleeding: 1.2
Bridge repair: 1.2
Denture repair: 1.0
Prescription issue: 0.0
Removal of sutures: 1.0

A UDA of 0.75 for prescription issue was removed from 1 November 2012.


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

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

Keywords

Dental; NHS Dental; Units of Dental Activity; UDAs; Treatment band