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Request Reference: 8415 Request Date: 25 Mar 2019
Request: Please could you send me a report on NHS prescriptions prescribed by dentists for the following 4 BNF lines: Duraphat_Fluoride Toothpaste (2800ppm) Duraphat_Fluoride Toothpaste (5000ppm) Sod Fluoride_Dental Paste 0.619% S/F Sod Fluoride_Dental Paste 1.1% S/F Could the report please show NIC, Items and Quantity by month, by Dentist, Dental Practice and/or CCG for the latest 24 months. If there is a file to link the Dentist/Dental practice code to a dental practice name and address, please could you include this. Many thanks [On 23 April 2019 you clarified the following:] Please see my comments in red in your email below which hopefully answer your questions We can provide Net Ingredient Cost (NIC), Items and Total Quantity for the four presentations in the request. Excellent – thank you We can provide the prescribing data with the dental treatment location and location address (where the treatment was prescribed). Excellent – thank you We do not link dental data to a CCG so we are unable to provide this. OK – No problem We can provide the dental contract and the NHS England Area these contracts are linked to. Thank you but this is not required We do not hold the dental contract address or individual Dentist details. OK – No problem Please note that more than one treatment location can be associated with a contract, and that treatment locations can be used by more than one contract. Please can you confirm if you also wish to receive this information. Thank you but this is not required Please note that we do not capture the treatment location or contract for all dental prescriptions, this information is held for approximately 94% of dental prescriptions. OK – Thank you for clarifying We can only provide the dental location breakdown for the months of April 18 to December 18. We can only provide national totals for the presentations for the rest of the requested time period, as previously, dental prescribing was only captured at a national level. Please can you confirm if this would be acceptable. OK – Please can you provide data by dental location, by month, for the months of April 2018 to December 2018. Please can you also provide the national level data for the individual months of January 2018 to March 2018 (I will only need 12 months data in total if you don’t have location data over 12 months old).

Status: Complete
Response Date: 21 May 2019
Response: Please see attached response.