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Dental Working Hours, 2014/15 and 2015/16, Wales Motivation Analysis, Supplementary Report


Publication date: 09:30 September 13, 2017


This report is a supplement to the Dental Working Hours (DWH) 2014/15 and 2015/16 Motivation Analysis report. Whereas the original report presents motivation and morale findings for England & Wales combined, this supplement presents high-level results for dentists in Wales alone. For reference and comparative purposes, the results for England & Wales together, which are taken directly from the original report, are also shown. This analysis concentrates primarily on 2015/16 results, although time-series data are provided back to 2012/13.

Key Facts

  • Providing-Performer dentists in Wales are less motivated and have lower morale than those in England & Wales combined.
  • Performer Only dentists in Wales have similar levels of motivation and morale compared to those in England & Wales.
  • Nearly three-quarters of Providing-Performer dentists in Wales reported that they often think about leaving dentistry.
  • Reported motivation and morale levels have fallen for dentists in Wales since the 2014 survey which covered 2012/13 and 2013/14.


Date Range: 01 April 2012 to 01 March 2016
Geographical coverage: Wales, England and Wales
Geographical granularity: Country

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