HC Deb 08 November 1991 vol 198 c274W
Mr. Patchett

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists within the Trent regional health authority provided dental treatment under the NHS in(a) 1989 and (b) 1990; and what is the number now.

Mr. Dorrell

The information is given in the table.

1. General Dental Service Staff
September 1989 1,372
September 1990 1,395
June 1991 1,310

2. Hospital and Community Health Service Dental Staff1
Number Whole time equivalent
September 1989 211 180.2
September 19902 211 177.2
1 Figures include permanent paid and honorary staff but exclude hospital practitioners and clinical assistants.
2 Latest available figure.