Dental maternity payments

Published 5 July 2019 | Reference: FOI-2019-000212 | Charge: No charge


My request is for the information pertaining to the gross earnings of dentists who have received maternity payments (specifically the gross earnings for the test period, 21 months prior to confinement) and for their gross earnings for the 12 months prior to confinement/commencement of maternity pay. I would like this information about dentists who received one or more maternity payments between the period 31st May 2014 to 31st May 2019.

Thus for each dentist who has received maternity payment I would like:

  • Gross earnings for their maternity test period as per the SDR (21 months prior to confinement).
  • Gross earnings for the 12 months immediately prior to confinement/commencement of maternity payments.


Please note that under Section 38 (1) (a) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we are unable to release personal data.  The mere fact of saying what gross payments that dentists receiving maternity payments had will disclose that they were pregnant, which is personal information.  As discussed with you we are able to provide the data anonymously and I can confirm that National Services Scotland Practitioner Services strategic business unit does hold the information for your request.  

Please see attached documentation detailing the information.

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