This report presents the findings of a national survey of dental services in prisons in England and Wales. The survey explored variations in commissioning arrangements and has generated a picture of issues in prison dental services.
A working group was established for the survey consisting of representatives from Public Health England, NHS England, Public Health Wales, the National Offender Management Service, and the National Association of Prison Dentistry UK. All dental services delivered in prisons in England and Wales were invited to participate. The survey received 105 responses from 118 prison dental services – a response rate of 89%.