General Practitioners

Health written question – answered on 6th November 2001.

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Photo of Liam Fox Liam Fox Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the number of general practitioner vacancies in each (a) health authority and (b) primary care trust in the last two years.

Photo of John Hutton John Hutton Minister of State, Department of Health, Minister of State (Department of Health) (Health)

The number of general practitioner vacancies reported by health authorities in the Department's annual general practitioner recruitment retention and vacancy surveys for 1999–2000 and 2000–01 are shown in the table. Information on vacancies in primary care trusts is not held centrally.

Health Authority(27) 2000 2001
Avon 33 67
Barking and Havering 2 1
Barnet Enfield & Haringey HA 17 40
Barnsley 8 10
Bedfordshire 19 20
Berkshire 19 29
Bexley, Bromley & Greenwich HA 5 29
Birmingham 7 65
Bradford 17 37
Brent & Harrow 8 29
Buckinghamshire (28) 38
Bury & Rochdale Health Authority 7 12
Calderdale & Kirklees 12 26
Cambridgeshire 1 6
Camden & Islington 1 15
Co. Durham & Darlington (28) 26
Cornwall & Isles of Scilly 0 22
Coventry 4 17
Croydon 8 25
Doncaster 12 26
Dorset 25 38
Dudley 12 9
East London & City 31 38
Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow 4 2
East Kent 13 29
East Lancashire 6 28
East Riding and Hull 7 23
East Surrey 12 10
East Sussex, Brighton & Hove (28) (28)
Gateshead and South Tyneside 10 8
Gloucestershire 17 28
Herefordshire 6 10
Hertfordshire 3 60
Hillingdon 5 19
IoW, Portsmouth & SE Hampshire 16 18
Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster 11 17
Kingston & Richmond 8 17
Lambeth Southwark & Lewisham 33 72
Leeds 19 55
Leicester 15 48
Lincolnshire 19 46
Liverpool 19 16
Manchester 10 24
Merton, Sutton & Wandsworth (28) (28)
Morecambe Bay 4 7
Newcastle & North Tyneside 23 26
Norfolk 21 53
North and East Devon 14 19
North Cheshire 10 16
North and Mid Hampshire 9 18
North Cumbria 8 19
North Derbyshire 11 16
North Essex 7 17
North Nottinghamshire 24 27
North Staffordshire 12 30
North West Lancashire 3 26
North Yorkshire (28) 33
Northamptonshire 18 31
Northumberland 8 18
Nottingham 13 29
Oxfordshire 24 62
Redbridge and Waltham Forest 16 21
Rotherham 7 7
Salford & Trafford 11 26
Sandwell 6 16
Sefton 6 17
Sheffield 13 33
Shropshire 4 16
Solihull 10 11
Somerset 4 28
South & West Devon 20 7
South Cheshire 19 27
South Essex 31 34
South Humber 15 22
South Lancashire 9 13
South Staffordshire 15 23
Southampton and SW Hampshire 17 18
Southern Derbyshire (28) 27
St. Helens & Knowsley 10 22
Stockport 10 11
Suffolk 10 17
Sunderland 13 22
Tees 34 43
Wakefield 20 29
Walsall 6 10
Warwickshire 14 25
West Kent 31 60
West Surrey 23 35
West Sussex 31 45
Wigan & Bolton 17 19
Wiltshire 17 22
Wirral 9 13
Wolverhampton 4 5
Worcestershire 1 4

(27) This table reflects the health authorities as at April 2001.

(28) Not provided

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