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Dental Commissioning stats released

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These statistics show the volume of units of dental activity (UDAs) commissioned by PCTs as at the end of each quarter

These statistics show the volume of units of dental activity (UDAs) commissioned by Primary Care Trusts as at the end of each quarter, for the proceeding 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:

• All 151 Commissioners (PCTs and Care Trusts) returned data.
• 89.3 million UDAs have been commissioned as at 30 September 2012.
• This is 108,000 higher (0.12% increase) than the UDAs commissioned compared to the previous year, and 234,000 higher (0.26% increase) compared to the previous quarter.
• UDAs commissioned but not yet delivering services represents 0.2% (166,000) of all UDAs commissioned this quarter. This is smallest count and percentage since the collection started in June 2007.

Links:

Dental Contracts Statistics:
https://www.wp.dh.gov.uk/transparency/2012/10/24/dental-commissioning_sept12/
 

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Could someone please explain the relationship between 'number of Nectar Points commissioned and/or delivered' and the provision of modern, high-quality dental treatment to the populace? I suspect the relationship may be more than somewhat tenuous..... to put it mildly!
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