FOI 21266



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FOI 21266


Hello I would like to request data from submitted FP-17 forms regarding dental services delivered. I’m interested in how patients who access NHS dental services vary in their age/sex between Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). Please will you provide for each of the 191 CCG (as they were in 2018/19), the number of unique patients seen split into age and sex groups (ideally 10-year age bands) within each financial year: 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19


A copy of the information is attached.


Reporting Year - The financial year which the activity/contracted services relate to. To be used for yearend reporting using the 'Contract Services Combined Fact' table.

Country Name - The country name where the contract is located

Gender - The gender of the patient, as recorded in the patient information section of the form, either Female or Male.

10 Year Band - 10-year age group based on the age for the patient on the date of acceptance i.e. 0 to 9, 10 to 19 etc. Derived from patient date of birth and date of acceptance. In view of the volume of data involved we are unable to supply data in the bespoke age bands requested. However, we have included predefined age groups held within the database.

Principle Practice CCG Name - The CCG name associated with the Principle Practice and Correspondence Address

Unique Patient Count - This is a count of the unique patient identities on forms scheduled. A patient may have attended more than once in the time period and received different treatment, so the total figure has been adjusted for duplicate patient IDs. Patient identities are counted for all valid FP17 transactions – including amendment, deletion and withdrawn records. Therefore, it is possible for the count of patient identities to be greater than the count of FP17s.


Patients may have been seen across more than one CCG, therefore the total number for all areas will be more than the actual number of patients. Plus, patients can change age groups over the year as they age. Blank CCGs are where no CCG had been allocated to a contract at that time.

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Last Updated February 18, 2022, 09:43 (UTC)
Created February 18, 2022, 07:39 (UTC)