GP Patient Survey Dental Statistics

The responsibility for publishing these statistics has transferred to the NHS Commissioning Board. From the 1st April 2013 these statistics will be found here: http://www.commissioningboard.nhs.uk/statistics

The Department, together with Ipsos MORI publish Official Statistics from the GP Patient Survey. A sample of around 1.4 million registered patients in England are invited to take part twice a year. Their responses provide timely and valuable information for Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and GP practices about patients’ experiences when they access local services.

Additional analysis of the dental section is carried out by the Department of Health, combining questions to get more of an understanding of dental access and behaviours. This additional information, based on people’s reported experience, are used to assess whether PCTs were meeting the local demand for NHS dentistry.

Previously published information on GP patient survey

GP Patient Survey Dental Statistics; July to September 2012, England

In the most recent period (July to September 2012), 1.4 million adults were asked about access to NHS dentistry in the previous two years. Participants were asked if they had tried to obtain an appointment with an NHS dentist, and … Read more → – GP Patient Survey Dental Statistics; July to September 2012, England

GP Patient Survey Dental Statistics; January to March 2012, England

Due to a number of changes to the questionnaire and survey methodology, it is not possible to make direct comparisons of the dental results below with the previous results, even where questions remain the same. For more information on these … Read more → – GP Patient Survey Dental Statistics; January to March 2012, England