To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) headcount and (b) whole-time equivalent general practitioners there were in each year between 1979 and 1997 inclusive.
The number of headcount and whole time equivalent general practitioners in each year between 1979 and 1997 is shown in the table.
|Headcount||Estimated whole-time equivalents(30)|
n/a = Not available
(29) All Practitioners (excluding GP Retainers) includes GMS Unrestricted Principals, PMS Contracted GPs, PMS Salaried GPs, Restricted Principals, Assistants, GP Registrars, Salaried Doctors (Para 52 SFA) and PMS Other.
(30) Prior to 1990 all GPs were considered to be full-time
WTE data has been estimated using the results from the 1992–93 G~MP Workload Survey;
Full time = 1.00 wte; three quarter time = 0.69 wte; job share = 0.65 wte; half time = 0.60 wte.
All data as at
Department of Health General and Personal Medical Services Statistics