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Dental prescribing dashboard

The data in this dashboard has been extracted from our ePACT2 system by the Dental Public Health Intelligence team at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). We host and publish this data on their behalf.

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Dental prescribing dashboard refresh - December 2021 (Excel: 575KB)The dashboard provides insight to primary dental care teams on prescribing and how this varies across NHS England sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs). STP names will be replaced with Integrated Care Board (ICB) names in the next refresh of the dashboard. This reflects the new NHS organisational structure.

It is designed for dental public health consultants and local dental networks. It aims to help identify outlying activities and trends that could improve best practice for prescribing among primary care dentists.

Analysis is based on data from our information services database and includes prescriptions submitted by pharmacy contractors and dispensing doctors in England.

The data covers monthly prescribing and dispensing data from April 2020 to December 2021.

There are 5 reporting measures included:

  • Overall prescribing
  • Antibacterial prescribing
  • Fluoride prescribing
  • Prescribing of the top 10 antibacterial items
  • Prescribing of the 4 fluoride items