Research and analysis

Dental prescribing dashboard 2018

This dashboard provides insight to primary dental care teams on prescribing and how this varies across NHS England area teams.


Dental Prescribing Dashboard 2018

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

Analysis is based on data from the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) information services database and includes prescriptions submitted by pharmacy contractors and dispensing doctors in England.

The data covers prescribing and dispensing data from October 2015 to March 2018 (quarterly) and April 2017 to March 2018 (monthly).

There are 4 reporting measures included:

  • overall prescribing

  • antibiotic prescribing

  • fluoride prescribing

  • prescribing of the top 3 antibacterial items

Published 9 August 2018