Dental Practices and Patient Registrations

This dataset contains address data and practice sizes for all NHS dental practices in Scotland.

All publications and supporting material to this topic area can be found on the ISD Scotland - Dental Care website.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Source Management Information & Dental Accounting System (MIDAS)
Author PHS Dental Care Team
Version 1.0
Last Updated July 28, 2022, 15:10 (BST)
Created January 22, 2019, 13:10 (GMT)
Contact Address Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB
Subject Dental Health
Frequency Quarterly
Time frame of data and timeliness The data represents a snapshot of the PHS dental database which is updated monthly. The data snapshot will be produced at approximately a 3 and a half month lag, as dentists have up to 3 months to submit claims.
Coverage All active NHS dental practices in Scotland, at the time of the snapshot date. Excludes registrations with emergency or commitment list numbers and registrations with list numbers that have ceased prior to the snapshot date.
Completeness All active NHS Practices
Accuracy The PHS dental database is updated monthly, so practice and patient changes which occur close to the extract date will not be reflected in the data.
Continuity of data The data are based on long established datasets, and definitions of data items are unlikely to change. Any changes are noted in the revision statement.
Concepts and definitions Patient Registrations are equivalent to the term 'List Size' used in GP practice reporting.
Disclosure The PHS protocol on Statistical Disclosure Protocol is followed
Revision statement These data are not subject to planned major revisions.
Official statistics designation National Statistics
Relevance and key uses of the statistics Lookup file for NHS dental practices
Format CSV
Language English
Links

PHS Dental Care Publications

National Reference Files

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