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National Community Dental Service (CDS) Waiting List Collection 2023-24

On behalf of your NHS England and Improvement regional dental commissioning team, the Community Dental Services (CDS) data collection survey will continue with quarterly collections during 2023-24. Collecting this data will:

  • provide a national picture of waiting times across CDS
  • feed into a wider programme of work looking at backlog of care and the restoration of services
  • feed into the secondary care recovery program

The next four CDS waiting list data collection dates are:

Data collection window CDS data to submit
1 July to 14 July 2023 June 2023
2 October to 16 October 2023 September 2023
2 January to 16 January 2024 December 2023
1 April to 15 April 2024 March 2024

The survey will open on the next working day after the first of the month and close at 11:59pm on each closing date.

An invitation to action this will be sent from

A unique link will be provided in each email for your contract(s) and you will receive one invitation for each contract where you have been nominated as the appropriate contact. Please check that you are using the correct link for each contract when submitting your data.

CDS survey guidance 2023-24 (PDF: 116KB)