The Dental Working Hours series of publications provides information on the working patterns of those primary care dentists in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland who provided some NHS/Health Service treatment during the periods covered by the biennial Dental Working Patterns Survey.
In August 2013, the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB) expressed an interest in gathering evidence relating to the motivation of doctors and dentists, and in particular exploring whether there is a link between motivation and reward. As a result, questions addressing motivation and morale were added to the 2012/13 and 2013/14 Dental Working Patterns Survey which was undertaken in the spring of 2014.
Initial findings relating to the motivation and morale of dentists were published on 27 August 2015. This final instalment in the 2012/13 and 2013/14 Dental Working Hours series links responses to the survey with taxable income information held by HMRC to provide analysis of motivation and morale linked to earnings.