Clarification of information set out in the document 'Consultation on the Annual Retention Fee (ARF) Level for 2015'

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Dear General Dental Council,
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 please could you be so kind as to clarify the following:

In your document 'Consultation on the Annual Retention Fee (ARF) Level for 2015' on page 16, the table states that there are on average 39133 dentists registered with you, and 61285 DCPs registered with you. Therefore 39% of registrants are dentists, and 61% of registrants are DCPs.
In the same table under the category 'Registration' you state that 63% of 'projected applications processed' will be dentists, and 37% of 'projected applications processed' will be DCPs.

These two statements would appear to be in contradiction with each other, so I would be very grateful if you could expand upon and explain these two statements.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Humber

Freedom of Information Requests, General Dental Council

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Ola Olukotun (020 7167 6189), General Dental Council

Dear Mr Humber,

 

I am writing further to your request for information which I confirm has
been considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. For clarity I
am copying your questions below, with our responses.

 

“In your document 'Consultation on the Annual Retention Fee (ARF) Level
for 2015' on page 16, the table states that there are on average 39133
dentists registered with you, and 61285 DCPs registered with you.
Therefore 39% of registrants are dentists, and 61% of registrants are
DCPs. In the same table under the category 'Registration'  you state that
63% of 'projected applications processed' will be dentists, and 37% of
'projected applications processed' will be DCPs”.

 

These two statements would appear to be in contradiction with each other,
so I would be very grateful if you could expand upon and explain these two
statements”. 

 

The statistical data referred to in your request is for distinct
activities. It relates to the current ratio of registrants and projected
ratio of applications expected from future prospective registrants
respectively:

 

·         % of registrants on the register: 39% and 61% for Dentist and
DCP respectively

·         % of applications processed (projected): 63% and 37% for
Dentists and DCPs respectively

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General Dental Council

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Ola Olukotun

Financial Analyst

 

General Dental Council

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