General Practitioners

House of Lords written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Lord Chadlington Lord Chadlington Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government: lynne

How many general practitioners there were in England and Wales in each of the past 10 years.

Photo of Lord Warner Lord Warner Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

The number of all general practitioners (GP) (excluding GP retainers) in England and Wales in each of the past 10 years is shown in the table.

All General Medical Practitioners (excluding GP retainers)(1) in England and Wales; 1992–June 2003 -- Numbers (headcount)
England Wales
1992 28,185 1,835
1993 28,460 1,850
1994 28,735 1,850
1995 28,869 1,845
1996 29,116 1,832
1997 29,389 1,874
1998 29,697 1,888
1999 29,987 1,891
2000 30,252 1,903
2001 30,685 1,919
2002 31,182 1,930
June 2003 32,159 1,923

Notes:

(1) All Practitioners (excluding GP retainers) include GMS Unrestricted Principals, PMS Contracted GPs, PMS Salaried GPs, Restricted Principals, Assistants, GP Registrars, Salaried Doctors (Para 52 SFA), PMS Other and Flexible Career Scheme GPs. GP retainers were first collected in 1999 and have been omitted for comparability purposes

Data as at 1 October 1992–1999, 30 September 2000–2002 and 30 June 2003

Source:

Department of Health General and Personal Medical Services Statistics

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