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Dental Services: Standards

Question for Department of Health

UIN 203273, tabled on 1 July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients there are on orthodontic treatment waiting lists in each primary care trust area in England.

Answered on

7 July 2014

The information requested is not held centrally.

Consultant-led referral to treatment waiting times are collected separately for 18 treatment functions (divisions of clinical work based on main specialty). These treatment functions are listed in the National Health Service Data Dictionary at:

www.datadictionary.nhs.uk/data_dictionary/data_field_notes/t/tr/treatment_function_code_(referral_to_treatment_period)_de.asp?shownav=1

Referral to treatment waiting times for all other treatment functions, including orthodontics, are not reported individually.

Primary care trusts were abolished on 31 March 2013 as part of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, and their functions taken over by clinical commissioning groups.