FOI 20247

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FOI 20247

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‘Dear Sirs, I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. NHSE & I’s letter of 22nd December 2021 “Key steps in 2022 to deliver for patients in NHS dentistry” suggests that data is available to show that some dental contractors are delivery 100% of activity during Q3 of 2021.

Please send me:

  1. Details of how many NHS dental contracts are currently active

  2. The number of contracts achieving 100% of activity in October, November & December of 2021

  3. The average number of UDAs and UOAs held by those contracts achieving 100% of activity in October; November & December of 2021.’

Response

A copy of the information is attached.

The data supplied is based on paid contracts with an annual UDA/UOA target of 100 or more

Dental Contract Reform contracts are excluded, as they were working towards different minimum thresholds.

Definitions:

Services Commissioned – either UDA (General Dental) or UOA (Orthodontic).

Total Contracts (>100 units contracted) – a count of the number of paid contracts in England with 100 or more units of the service commissioned.

Total Contracts that achieved 100% or more in 2021-22 Q3 - a count of the number of paid contracts in England who achieved their Q3 100% UDA or UOA Performance Threshold.

% Total Contracts that achieved 100% or more in 2021-22 Q3 - Total Contracts that achieved 100% or more in 2021-22 Q3 divided by the Total Contracts (>100 units contracted) for the service commissioned.

2021-22 Contracted UDA – the contracted units of dental activity to be achieved for the year, as entered on CoMPASS by the commissioner.

Q3 100% UDA Performance Threshold – 2021-22 Contracted UDA / 4. This is to determine the number of UDAs to be achieved in 2021-22 quarter 3.

Q3 Delivered UDA - The units of dental activity scheduled for the time period selected from all performers i.e. including Foundation Dentists.

2021-22 Contracted UOA – the contracted units of dental activity to be achieved for the year, as entered on CoMPASS by the commissioner.

Q3 100% UOA Performance Threshold – 2021-22 Contracted UOA / 4. This is to determine the number of UOAs to be achieved in 2021-22 quarter 3.

Q3 Delivered UOA - The units of orthodontic activity scheduled for the time period selected from all performers i.e. including Foundation Dentists.

Average Contracted Units for a contract that achieved 100% or more in 2021-22 Q3 – the average, using the median, units contracted for those contracts that achieved 100% or more in 2021-22 Q3.

If you have any queries regarding the data provided, or if you plan on publishing, the data please contact nhsbsa.foirequests@nhs.net ensuring you quote the above reference. This is important to ensure that the figures are not misunderstood or misrepresented.

If you plan on producing a press or broadcast story based upon the data please contact nhsbsa.communicationsteam@nhs.net. This is important to ensure that the figures are not misunderstood or misrepresented.

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and is subject to NHSBSA copyright. This information is licenced under the terms of the Open Government Licence detailed at: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/

Should you wish to re-use the information you must include the following statement: “Dental Services, NHSBSA Copyright 2022” This information is licenced under the terms of the Open Government Licence:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/

Failure to do so is a breach of the terms of the licence.

Information you receive which is not subject to NHSBSA Copyright continues to be protected by the copyright of the person, or organisation, from which the information originated.

Please obtain their permission before reproducing any third party (non NHSBSA Copyright) information.

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Last Updated February 10, 2022, 13:22 (UTC)
Created February 10, 2022, 09:18 (UTC)