From Public Health Scotland today but not appearing in ‘the news’:
The number of examinations paid in August 2022 was 238,838; an increase of 28% compared to July 2022 (186,714). There were 327,948 NHS primary dental claims in August 2022. This represents an increase of 25% from 261,537 in July 2022.https://www.publichealthscotland.scot/publications/nhs-dental-treatment-statistics/nhs-dental-treatment-statistics-month-ending-31-august-2022/
These are monthly data in a trend, overall, upward from nearly 0 in April 2020, so more reliable than the weekly figures so loved by the likes of Tom Gordon at the Herald.
In August BBC Scotland preferred to work the data to get this kind of thing: Four in five of Scotland’s dentists refuse new NHS patients
Not so much a moral panic as a molar one?