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Publication of General Dental Statistics for Northern Ireland Family Practitioner Services 2021/22

The Health and Social Care Business Services Organization (BSO) today released general dental statistics for Family Practitioner Services in Northern Ireland 2021/22.

This national statistical report contains a high level of summary information on activities and payments related to general dental services. Information is provided at the NI level, and the breakdown is presented at both the Local Commissioning Group (LCG) and Municipal District (LGD) levels.

This publication is available on the Business Services Organization website. www.hscbusiness.hscni.net/services/3173.htm

Key Point

Since March 2020, general dental services have been severely restricted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This has had a significant impact on the GDS Service Item (IOS) activity level and the number of patients seen in the last two fiscal years. As a result, individual contractors were offered Financial Support Scheme (FSS) payments to stabilize IOS payments for 2020/21 and 2021/22. The restructuring of dental services began in stages from June 8, 2020. Beginning July 20, 2020, regular dental care will be provided and aerosol production procedures (AGP) will be provided in general dental practice.

The main points of the 2021/22 report are as follows.

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  • In Northern Ireland, at the end of March 2022, there were 365 dental practice with 1,146 registered dentists. The number of registered dentists has been fairly stable over the last two years, but has increased by 13% over the last decade. Year.
  • At the Northern Ireland level, 94% of the population live within 5 miles of a medical services dental clinic, and at least 88% of the population live within 3 miles of the more urban LGD.

  • The number of female dentists exceeds that of males and currently accounts for 59% of the workforce. In particular, the majority of new dentists are female, with 71% of dentists under the age of 35 being female, while the opposite is true in the elderly group, where 63% of dentists over the age of 50 are male. This is true.
  • 67% of the population is enrolled in a medical services dentist, including 72% of children. Since March 2020, the overall enrollment rate has increased by 3 points, but the proportion of children enrolled during this period has decreased by the same rate.
  • Pharmana and Omar LGDs have a significantly lower percentage of registered adult population (49%) compared to all other LGDs, while the 73% registration rate for children is the regional average. Consistent with 72%.
  • Women are more likely to be enrolled in a dentist (70% compared to 64% for men). This difference is especially noticeable in the 18-44 year old group, with 77% of females enrolled compared to 62% of males.
  • Looking at the treatment of individual “service items”, about 347,000 tests were performed on adults, an increase of 79% compared to 2020/21. This can be explained by the relaxation of restrictions by Covid-19. This still represents a 61% drop when compared to pre-pandemic levels in 2019/20.
  • Approximately 76,000 children received dental treatment beyond basic treatment. This is a 47% increase compared to last year, but this figure is a 37% decrease compared to pre-pandemic activity levels.
  • Filling increased by 90% and extraction increased by 44% compared to 2020/21, but still showed significant reductions of 47% and 21% compared to the previous year before the pandemic, respectively. I am.
  • During the latest year, 2020/21, when comparative figures are available, NI dentists have buried more teeth (almost 13,000) per 100,000 population than in any other UK region. Since 2013/14, NI has consistently had the highest per capita fillings in the population of the four regions. Different uptakes of government initiatives and private dentistry may help explain some of the observed differences between countries.
  • The total cost of dental services is £ 143.8 million and Covid-19 payments account for £ 43.7 million. Patient contributions (also included in total) have increased from £ 7.1 million in 2020/21 to £ 13.1 million in the last year.
  • The average cost per person (GDS fee) for the child population was £ 55 in 2020/21 to £ 67 in 2021/22, but for adults, the cost per person (including patient contributions). Was almost £ 27 in 2021/22. , Increased from £ 18 of the previous year. However, these costs do not include payments for practices related to the provision of financial support schemes and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as other adjustments that cannot be assigned to adults or children.

Publication of General Dental Statistics for Northern Ireland Family Practitioner Services 2021/22

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