FOI 27755

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FOI 27755

Thank you for your request for information about the following:

‘Could you please supply information on the following: 1. From the dates 1st April 2020 to 30th September 2022. How many Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) were issued for claiming free dental care? Please give 1 number for total PCNs issued in the stated.

  1. How many of the PCNs issued from 1st April to 30th September 2022 were for JSA claimants falsely claiming dental care.

  2. How many PCNs, which were issued from 1st April 2020 to 30th September 2022, were challenged by the recipient. (If possible please give numbers of claimants who thought contributions based JSA allowed them free dental care).

  3. For the period 1st April 2020 to 30th September 2022 - How many patients received more than 1 PCN within 6 months of each other? Thank you’

Your request was received on 13 October 2022 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Response

Question 1

151,469

Question 2

15,194 PCNs were issued to patients who claimed JSA exemption.

Question 3

I am writing to advise you that following a search of our paper and electronic records, I have established that the information you requested is not held by the NHS Business Services Authority.

Due to the way the information is recorded, it is not possible to provide figures on the exact number of PCNs which were challenged, as PCNs can be challenged informally without this being recorded.

Question 4

I am writing to advise you that following a search of our paper and electronic records, I have established that the information you requested is not held by the NHS Business Services Authority.

Unfortunately, the records held don’t allow us to easily count the number of people who were sent PCNs, as we do not have access to information such as NHS numbers, which would allow us to uniquely identify patients. Therefore, the figures provided only show the number of overall PCNs which were issued.

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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/

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Last Updated November 10, 2022, 16:31 (UTC)
Created November 10, 2022, 15:54 (UTC)