Doctors' List of Patients:Written question - 142479

(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
Asked on: 09 May 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Doctors' List of Patients
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have been removed from GP lists as a result of alleged violent, threatening or abusive behaviour in each of the last ten years for which figures are available.
Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 17 May 2018

The following table presents the number of patients that have been removed from the general practitioner (GP) practice lists as a result of:

- Alleged violent, threatening or abusive behaviour (leading to an immediate removal); and

- On the grounds that the relationship between the patient and the GP has broken down (leading to an 8-day removal).


Immediate Removals​

8 Day Removals ​



9,262 ​



9,869 ​



3,445 ​


2016 includes data from April to December 2016. Historical information prior to April 2016 was not collected or held centrally.

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