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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10617: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 7 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many dental patients’ registrations have been placed in abeyance, broken down by NHS board.

Answered by: Shona Robison 1 September 2017

2. Dentists have up to 3 months following the completion of treatment to submit claims. Some forms may be still to be admitted which may affect registration and attendance data.

The effect across Scotland is marginal with around 44,000 patients out of a total count of approximately 4.97 million affected (less than 0.9 per cent).