Written Question on Dental Services: Contracts

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Date Title Questioner
9 Oct 2017, 4:32 p.m. Dental Services: Contracts Steve McCabe

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many contracted units of dental activity were not delivered through National Health Service dental contracts in England in each year from 2012 to 2017.

Answer (Steve Brine)

The table below shows:

- the contracted units of dental activity not delivered through National Health Service dental contracts;

- total value of under delivered contracted units of dental activity; and

- number of contracts where not all contracted units of dental activity were delivered in England, for each year from 2012/13- 2016/17.

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

Contracted units of dental activity not delivered through NHS dental contracts in England (to 100% level)

5,210,585

3,812,758

3,799,633

4,352,738

4,363,613

Total value of under delivered contracted units of dental activity in NHS dental contracts in England (to 100% level) (£)

113,854,578

95,227,354

105,711,840

120,090,256

128,842,469

NHS dental contracts in England where not all contracted units of dental activity delivered in each year (to 100% level)

3,320

2,659

2,704

2,688

2,409


- The table includes contracts closed during the year

Notes:

- Contracted units of dental activity not delivered through NHS dental contracts does not assume that up to 4% of under delivery is carried forward by the contractor, for delivery in the subsequent year (up to 4% under delivery is a contractual tolerance managed by commissioners).


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