Under the freedom of information act, I am seeking data on NHS dentistry. Please provide figures on the following for i) England and ii) Wales
Total number of Units of Dental Activity (UDAs) performed in NHS dentistry, by month, for Nov 2022 and Dec 2022
Total number of Units of Orthodontic Activity (UOAs) performed in NHS dentistry, by month, for Nov 2022 and Dec 2022
Total number of courses of treatment given to all patients, with breakdowns for
i. children under 18 years of age,
ii. paying adults, and
iii. exempt adults in NHS dentistry by month, for Nov 2022 and Dec 2022
A copy of the information is attached.
This report contains the details from General and Orthodontic FP17s processed in England and Wales for the Months 202211-202212 and excludes activity by Foundation Dentists. The information within the report includes the data items and descriptions listed below.
Country Name: The country name where the contract is located based on the contract postcode
Year Month: Used throughout the system to identify the specific year and month that the data relates to, i.e. for forms, it would be the month that the activity was scheduled. This is in the format 'YYYYMM' e.g. 201804 for April 2018.
Adult/Child: Adult/Child Patients are defined based on the patients’ age at the date of acceptance. An adult is defined as a patient aged 18 or over at the date of acceptance, a child aged under 18.
Total FP17s: This is a count of the number of FP17s scheduled including adjustments for amended and deleted FP17s. Withdrawn FP17s are not included in the total count of FP17s. This figure may be zero or negative if deleted FP17s have been processed.
UOA Delivered: The units of orthodontic activity scheduled for the time period selected, relating to the financial year, excluding FD UDA for English contracts and and including UDA for Welsh contracts.
UDA Delivered: The units of dental activity scheduled for the financial year to date for the period selected, relating to the financial year e.g. in December this will cover the scheduled months of April to December, excluding FD UDA for English contracts and and including UDA for Welsh contracts.
Child Patients: FP17s where the Patient is a child - defined as a child aged under 18
Adult Charge Payers: FP17s where the Patient is an Adult and Exemption/Remission Description is a Charge Payer
Exempt Adults: FP17s where the Patient is an Adult and Patient Charge Status is Exempt
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