I am writing to formally request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Specifically, I require the following details related to dental practices in Wales:
1. The names of all dental practices.
2. Their respective addresses.
3. Any unique identifiers or codes, such as V codes.
4. Classification of the practice as either 'private only' or 'mixed'.
I kindly request that the information be provided in a spreadsheet format, preferably Microsoft Excel or CSV.
Thank you for your recent request dated 26th September 2023.
Please find the list of dental practices and addresses in Wales in the document attached
Please note Public Health Wales does not hold information on the dental practices private/public status and does not hold NHS dental V codes. Public Health Wales is the public health service for Wales and as such is an independent NHS Trust. As an organisation we have no jurisdiction over the activities of Health Boards or other organisations and frequently do not have access to the data that they produce.
You can find the V codes/organisation codes through the below portal search function. Under “Type” select “General Dental Practice” and put in the postcode of the specific dental practice.
The Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) hold information of practices that provide private dental care (fully private or provide private in addition to NHS) as any practice that provides private dental treatment must register with the HIW. You can find this information on their website or you can contact them for any information you need that is not published on their website. Please see the links below for HIW.
Healthcare Inspectorate Wales
Dental Practice Search Results
If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of the decision, you should write to the Corporate Complaints Manager, Public Health Wales NHS Trust, 3, Number 2, Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff, CF10 4BZ.
If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint or review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Trust. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner for Wales
Telephone: 029 2067 8400