Number of adult dental exemption claims

Published 14 August 2019 | Reference: FOI-2019-000244 | Charge: No charge

Question

Can you supply the number of exemptions sought from NHS dental charges by adults in Scotland broken down by year, for both 2017 and 2018.  Please note: This question would seek to define adults as those over 18. However to expedite the process I would accept any definition supplied that meets the criteria set out by your age exemptions (whether that is over 16, etc).

Response

We made contact with you to clarify this request.  

Data that was previously released under freedom of information request FOI-2019-000020 included all dental exemption claims sought in column C1.  As part of this request you have asked us to supply the total number of exemptions sought for NHS dental charges excluding the under 18 age exemption category for calendar years 2017 and 2018.  Aged 18 and in full time education was to remain in the figures requested. 

The total number of dental exemptions excluding the under 18 exemption category sought in – 

2017 – 781,637

2018 – 728,964