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Dental Services: Expenditure

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 213397, tabled on 28 January 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2018 to Question 147920 on NHS: Dental Services, what the total expenditure was on NHS dental services (a) gross and (b) net of patient charge revenue in 2017-18.

Answered on

5 February 2019

The following table shows total gross and net expenditure on National Health Service primary care dental services, total expenditure on such services net of patient charge revenue per head of population and the proportion of patient charge revenue to total expenditure for such services for 2017/18.

NHS Dentistry


Gross expenditure (millions)2


Patient Charge Revenue (millions)2


Net Expenditure (millions)


Mid-year population estimate (millions)1


Net expenditure per capita


Patient charge revenue as a percentage of expenditure on total NHS dental services


1Source for mid-year population estimates: Office for National Statistics

2Source: the Department of Health and Social Care Annual Report and Accounts, Fees and Charges disclosure for each financial year

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