Dr Tariq Drabu Affair Around Dental Access

The most recent report from the NHS is the latest in a series of quarterly reports published by the NHS that brings together information on NHS dental activity in England up to the second quarter of 2012/13 and also provides information on the number of patients seen by an NHS dentist, up to the third quarter of 2012/13. One of the key headline figures is that a total of 29.7 million patients were seen in the 24 month period ending December 2012, an increase of 1.5 million on the March 2006 baseline date when the last dental contract was introduced. However although this may seem like a large number if one looks a little deeper one can see that this represents 56.0 per cent of the population compared with the March 2006 figure of 55.8 per cent. This is a very small increase.

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