The latest Dental Workforce Report is now available. The report provides analysis, intelligence and modeling to support workforce planning for dental services in Scotland. The report is the result of acollaboration between NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and NHS National Services Scotland (NSS).
A few points from the report:-
- The number of dentists registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) with a Scottish postcode in September 2014, 3,883, was at its highest ever level but the annual rate of increase was slower than in previous years.
- The number of registered Dental Care Professionals (DCPs) in Scotland increased between 2008 and 2013 at a faster rate than in the rest of the UK.
- There were 237 Vocational Training Numbers (VTNs) issued in Dental Vocational Training (DVT) year 2013-14.
The full report can be downloaded from the NES website