Primary dental care
This section of Our Market Report relates to primary dental care services. Here, we look at how well these services were meeting each of the national standards we inspect. The data below includes all our inspections under our new system of regulation up until the end of March 2012.
The pie chart on the right shows the proportion of NHS services we inspected that were meeting the national standards.
As you can see, the results of our inspections show that:
- 88 per cent of services inspected were meeting all the national standards.
- 12 per cent were not meeting at least one standard. In these cases, we required an action plan from the organisation telling us how they were going to improve.
- We did not find serious concerns that led us to take more urgent action.
Where the inspections took place
We carried out inspections of dental services across England. On the map below, you can see each of the services we inspected. Those found to be meeting all standards show as green circles while those found not to be meeting one or more standards appear as grey circles.
You can click on any of the circles to find out more about the service involved and their latest position.
As the dental care sector only came under the new regulatory system last year, it is too early to compare the compliance rates of all the standards.
The chart below, however, shows the compliance rates for the standards where we have focused our first inspections of this sector.
If you hover over each bar, you can see the exact numbers and the full text of each outcome.