General Practitioners:Written question - 160794

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Asked on: 04 July 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
General Practitioners
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2018 to Question 158305, how many GPs there were for every 100,000 people in September for each of the last eight years.
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Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 09 July 2018

The requested information is presented in the following table. Retainers, registrar and locums numbers are not comparable across the timescale requested and have therefore been excluded.

Census

All Practitioners (excluding Retainers and Registrars and Locums) headcount per 100,000 population

2009

69.8

2010

67.8

2011

67.8

2012

66.9

2013

66.5

2014

66.5

2015

65.5

2016

63.6

2017

62.0

Source: NHS Digital

Notes:

  1. All data as at 30 September for the relevant year.
  2. Prior to 2015 figures are sourced from National Health Application and Infrastructure Services general practitioner (GP) Payments (Exeter) System. From 2015 figures are sourced from the workforce Minimum Dataset and include estimates for missing data.
  3. GP Headcount per 100,000 population figures calculated based on the Office for National Statistics figures for England population that were available at the time the relevant GP headcount figures were originally published.

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