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S5W-19256: Anas Sarwar (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 5 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what the total expenditure on NHS dental services has been in each of the last five years, (a) gross and (b) net of patient charge revenue, also broken down by head of population.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 22 October 2018

Total expenditure on NHS Dental Services for the last five years is set out in the following table, gross and net of patient charges revenue. Expenditure includes General Dental Services, Public Dental Services and the following hospital specialties: Dental, Oral Surgery and Medicine, Maxillofacial Surgery and AHP Outpatient service provided by Dental Ancillary staff. This information is based on Scottish Health Service Costs, an annual publication from ISD Scotland. Over the five year period, gross expenditure per head of population has risen by 3.1% and net expenditure per head by 3.6%.

Total Expenditure on NHS Dental Services

    
 

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

Total Expenditure - Gross of income (£k)

535,106

526,382

518,124

508,826

510,151

Total Expenditure - Net of income (£k)

461,312

453,318

448,046

439,970

437,848

Population

5,404,700  

5,373,000  

5,347,600  

5,327,700  

5,313,600  

Gross expenditure per head (£)

99.01

97.97

96.89

95.51

96.01

Net expenditure per head (£)

85.35

84.37

83.78

82.58

82.40