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Primary Care in Dentistry: Annual Report

This release from the Information Services Division, published on behalf of the Scottish Dental Practice Board (SDPB), provides an annual update on how primary care dental services are managed and provided in Scotland, how well these services are operating, and financial payments made to dentists. Compared to financial year 2014-2015: In 2015/16, the total cost…

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Primary Care Dentistry in Scotland 2014-15

This  report the first in a new format providing an increased and more clearly structured set of information on how primary care dental services are managed and provided in Scotland, and how well these services are operating. It includes all the information previously provided in annual reports published by the Scottish Dental Practice Board (SDPB), but…

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Dental Workforce Report 2014

The 2014 Dental Workforce report  is the latest a series of reports that provide analysis, intelligence and modelling to support workforce planning for dental services in Scotland. Download a copy of the report

Out-of-Hours Emergency Dental Services Local Reports (2008-9)

Reports of the findings of the 2008-2009 out-of-hours emergency dental services peer review visits to NHS boards throughout Scotland undertaken by  NHS Quality Improvement Scotland. The peer review was initiated following the publication, in November 2007, of out-of-hours emergency dental care standards by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP). Healthcare Improvement Scotland took over…

An Analysis of the Dental Workforce in Scotland

This report  was produced as a joint project between NHS Education for Scotland and NHS National Services Scotland. The report is intended to provide data and trend analyses to support workforce planning for NHS dental services in Scotland. Since the launch of the Action Plan for Improving Oral Health and Modernising NHS Dental Services (2005)…

Review of Primary Care Salaried Dental Services in Scotland

The review was established in 2002 by the Chief Dental Officer. It was chaired by Margie Taylor, then Consultant in Dental Public Health with NHS Lanarkshire . The remit  of the group was to review the role, remit and structure of primary care salaried dental services and identify an effective and efficient service for the…

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Dental Section – Information Services Division (ISD)

The Information Services Division (ISD) is a division of National Services Scotland, part of NHS Scotland. ISD provides health information, health intelligence, statistical services and advice that support the NHS in progressing quality improvement in health and care and facilitates robust planning and decision making. The Dental section of  ISD provides a range of dental…

Access to Dental Health Services Scotland – 2004

On 1 April 2004, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, on behalf of the Health Committee, commissioned this survey of the population of Scottish dentists with the aim of: – Identifying their contribution to the provision of National Health Service dental services in Scotland. Identifying areas where the availability of such services is insufficient to meet…