English Contractor Monthly General Dental Activity



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English Contractor Monthly General Dental Activity

The English Contractor Monthly General Dental Activity dataset provides information about the general dental activity carried out by dentists on behalf of the NHS in England. Published monthly, the data is released at individual dental contract level and only relate to contracts that provide General NHS Dental Services. However, they do contain information on all service lines held by that contract in relation to the UDA and FP17s delivered.

This dataset allows you to look at the activity provided for each financial year, monthly at national, commissioner and contract level. You can compare the general activity delivered to that commissioned in the contract data. This will give you an idea of how areas of contracts are performing.

The dataset will not give the whole picture of NHS dentistry in England as it is possible for other dental services to commissioned locally.

You can read more about this dataset and how to use it in the English Contractor Monthly General Dental and Orthodontic Activity guidance documentation (ODT: 234KB). You can view all definitions for the fields included in the dataset in the English Contractor Monthly General Dental Activity Data Dictionary (XLSX: 12KB)

We also publish the English Contractor Monthly Orthodontic Dental Activity dataset.

Time period
As per the 'two-month rule', dentists have 62 days after the date of completion or last visit in which to submit their FP17s. Therefore, we publish these datasets two months after the 'month submitted' to allow time for late submissions.
Example: March 2024 data will be published in June 2024.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Source NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) Data Warehouse
Contact NHSBSA Data Services support team
Version 1.0
State active
Last Updated May 15, 2024, 08:56 (UTC)
Created September 29, 2023, 13:45 (UTC)