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  • Release date: 22 May 2014
  • Period covered: October to December 2013
  • Next update: 21 August 2014
A series of annual and quarterly reports which include data on the number of patients receiving NHS dental treatment, the type of treatments provided and the numbers of NHS dentists.

Key points

  • A total of 1.27 million Units of NHS Dental Activity (UDAs) were carried out during October to December 2013, an increase of 0.5 per cent compared to the same period last year. This represented approximately 585,250 individual courses of treatment (CoTs), an increase of 1.1 per cent when compared to the same period last year.
  • 1.69 million patients were recorded as having been treated in the 24 months before 31 December 2013 amounting to 54.9 per cent of the population, 64.5 per cent of the child population (under 18 years old) and 52.4 per cent of the adult population (18 years or over). This is a slight increase from the same period last year, when 54.7 per cent of the population was treated.

We have recently consulted on the future method of releasing these data. As a result, future quarterly data will be published only through StatsWales. The annual statistical first release will not be affected, and will be published as normal in August each year.

Please see the Key Quality Information section in the report.


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