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JENNY GILRUTH WELCOMES INCREASE IN DENTAL REGISTRATIONS

Publised date : 23 Jan 2018

FIFE SMILING AS NHS DENTIST REGISTRATIONS INCREASE AGAIN

 

OVER 5 MILLION NOW REGISTERED ACROSS SCOTLAND – NEARLY DOUBLE 2007 LEVELS

 

JENNY GILRUTH MSP has welcomed the latest figures that have shown NHS dentist registrations on the rise once again – with 323,677 people now registered across NHS Fife and over 5 million registered across the country.

 

The national figure has nearly doubled since the SNP came to power in 2007 – after the previous Labour/Lib Dem administration oversaw a decline in registrations from just over 2.7 million in 2000 to just over 2.5 million in 2007, including over 40,000 fewer children registered.

 

The percentage of adults registered with a dentist in Fife has gone up from 84.3% to 85.9% during the last year, while the number of children registered has also risen, from 92.8% to 93.6%.

 

Commenting, Jenny Gilruth MSP said:

 

“The latest dental registration statistics show the continued progress the SNP Scottish Government is making in improving oral health in Fife and across Scotland.

 

“Since the SNP came to power in 2007, the number of people registered with a dentist has nearly doubled across Scotland, sitting at over 5 million, following years of decline under Labour and the Lib Dems.

 

“And with nearly 1 million children now registered with an NHS dentist, it is clear that we are building the right attitudes to improve oral health for the next generation as well.

 

“People across NHS Fife are benefitting from this improvement, with 323,677 people now registered with a dentist, including 67,673 children.

 

“The new oral health improvement plan will show how we intend to keep this good work going, and ensure that people are not only registering with a dentist, but also getting regular check-ups.

 

“Our oral health is vital for our wider health and wellbeing – and it is great to see people taking steps to ensure that they are able to access an NHS dentist in communities across Fife and throughout Scotland.”

 

ENDS

 

Notes:

 

Percentage of the population registered with an NHS dentist in Scotland; by NHS Board

                           

from as at 30th September 2016P,R

                           
 

NHS Board

 

A&A

Borders

D&G

Fife

Forth Valley

Grampian

GG&C

Highland

Lanarkshire

Lothian

Orkney

Shetland

Tayside

Western Isles

Children

91.3

89.8

91.3

92.8

90.9

88.8

95.0

89.1

91.8

89.3

92.8

94.4

88.7

87.1

Adults

94.2

78.2

85.3

84.3

90.6

74.0

94.8

78.1

93.3

87.1

79.0

84.7

86.1

79.9

                             

Key

                           

A&A – Ayrshire & Arran

                           

D&G – Dumfries & Galloway

                           

GG&C – Greater Glasgow & Clyde

                           
                             

Source: ISD, MIDAS, data extracted in November 2016

                           

P Figures for September 2016 are provisional

                           

 

 

 

 

Percentage of the population registered with an NHS dentist in Scotland; by NHS Board

                           

from as at 30th September 2017P,R

                           
 

NHS Board

 

A&A

Borders

D&G

Fife

Forth Valley

Grampian

GG&C

Highland

Lanarkshire

Lothian

Orkney

Shetland

Tayside

Western Isles

Children

92.1

90.1

90.8

93.6

91.6

90.4

95.8

90.0

91.6

90.1

91.8

96.8

90.0

84.6

Adults

95.8

80.2

85.7

85.9

92.5

77.1

96.1

80.2

94.3

89.1

76.0

88.3

87.6

75.9

                             

Key

                           

A&A – Ayrshire & Arran

                           

D&G – Dumfries & Galloway

                           

GG&C – Greater Glasgow & Clyde

                           
                             

Source: ISD, MIDAS, data extracted in November 2017

                           

P Figures for September 2017 are provisional

                           

 

 

 

 

Number of children and adults registered with an NHS dentist in Scotland

30th September 2000 to 30th September 2017P,R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snapshot date

children

adults

all ages

 

 

30th Sep 00

739,857

1,963,135

2,702,992

 

 

31st Mar 07

697,016

1,863,071

2,560,087

 

 

30th Sep 16

963,046

3,894,981

4,858,027

 

 

30th Sep 17

967,961

4,032,525

5,000,486

 

 

 

 

Numbers of patients and level (%) of population registered with an NHS dentist; by dental service, age group, SIMD, date of snapshot and NHS Board

 

All ages

 

 

 

NHS Board

Total

Scotland

5,000,486

 

 

Ayrshire & Arran

352,534

Borders

93,967

Dumfries & Galloway

129,546

Fife

323,677

Forth Valley

281,052

 

 

Grampian

468,405

Greater Glasgow & Clyde

1,115,693

Highland

264,134

Lanarkshire

615,434

Lothian

785,433

 

 

Orkney

17,239

Shetland

20,895

Tayside

365,748

Western Isles

20,842

Unknown

145,887

 

 

Provisional

 

Children

 

NHS Board

Total

Scotland

967,961

 

 

Ayrshire & Arran

64,735

Borders

19,383

Dumfries & Galloway

24,247

Fife

67,673

Forth Valley

54,854

 

 

Grampian

100,998

Greater Glasgow & Clyde

209,611

Highland

54,367

Lanarkshire

122,211

Lothian

149,578

 

 

Orkney

3,658

Shetland

4,646

Tayside

69,172

Western Isles

4,127

Unknown

18,701

 

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