Dental Commissioning Statistics, England – 31 March 2015

*Please note the change in publication regarding geographical areas.
Due to NHS England’s restructuring, the 25 Area Teams will be reduced to 13 Regional Teams. March 2015 is the first quarter to publish the DC01 report at the 13 Regional Teams and the following quarters will continue to report at this level. To make the transition clearer, the March 2015 DC01 report will have statistics at both the Area Team level and Regional Team level.

These statistics show the volume of units of dental activity (UDAs) commissioned by the 25 Area Teams and 13 Regional Teams as at the end of each quarter, for the preceding 12 months.

The figures are broken down into two groups:

• UDAs commissioned where the dental service is being provided;
• UDAs commissioned in contracts not yet delivering services (for example, UDAs in new contracts, where the contract has been signed but the dental activity has not yet started).

Key findings this quarter:

• 24 out of the total 25 Commissioners (NHS Area Teams) returned data. One Area Team (Hertfordshire and South Midlands Area Team) experienced difficulty gaining access to their figures for this quarter. The Area Team’s figures from the previous quarter (December 2014) were substituted in as a result.
• 88.7 million UDAs had been commissioned as at 31 March 2015.
• This is 479,000 lower (0.5% decrease) compared to UDAs commissioned the previous year, and 69,000 lower (0.1% decrease) compared to the previous quarter.
• A large proportion of the decrease in UDAs commissioned compared to the previous year can be attributed to improvements in reporting following a quality checking exercise that was carried out in May 2014.
• UDAs commissioned but not yet delivering services represent 0.1% (96,000) of all UDAs commissioned this quarter.

Download Data

Dental Contracts Statistics:

25 Area Teams

Dental Commissioning (DC01) Report March 2015 – 25 Area Teams. xls, 37KB

Dental Commissioning (DC01) Report March 2015 – 25 Area Teams. csv, 4KB

13 Regional Teams

Dental Commissioning (DC01) Report March 2015 – 13 Regional Teams. xls, 35KB

Dental Commissioning (DC01) Report March 2015 – 13 Regional Teams. csv, 2KB

Guidance Note

Dental Commissioning Guidance March 2015

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