The NHS Scotland Primary Care Dentistry in Scotland Annual Report 2017/18 has been published.
This report is the most recent of the revised format of the annual report providing an increased and more clearly structured set of information on how primary care dental services are managed and provided in Scotland, and howwell these services are operating.
It includes all the information previously provided in annual reports published by the Scottish Dental Practice Board (SDPB), but organises that data into sections more clearly aligned with the roles and responsibilities of the SDPB, NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) Practitioner Services and NHS Boards.
It is hoped that presenting the data in this way will not only be more transparent but will increase the understanding of who is accountable for what payments, activities or decisions.
The report also provides data on:
● Volumes of prior approval requests and the outcome of the approval
● Appeals made to NHS Boards under Regulation 29 and whether these were
● The costs of superannuation contributions made by NHS Boards.