General Practitioners

Health written question – answered on 16th November 2004.

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Photo of Mr Parmjit Gill Mr Parmjit Gill Liberal Democrat, Leicester South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioners there were per head of population in (a) Leicester South, (b) Leicester West Primary Care Trust area, (c) Leicester East Primary Care Trust area and (d) England on the latest date for which figures are available.

Photo of Stephen Ladyman Stephen Ladyman Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health

The information requested is shown in the table.

General medical practitioners (GMPs) excluding retainers, registrars and locums(31) for Leicester primary care trusts (PCTs)per 100,000 weighted population
As at June 2004 Numbers (headcount)
GMPs (excluding retainers registrars and locums) Weighted population GMPs (excluding retainers, registrars and locums) per 100,000 weighted population
South Leicestershire PCT 96 132,282 72.6
Leicester City West PCT 89 133,156 66.8
Eastern Leicester PCT 99 165,639 59.8
England 31,215 48,962,969 63.8

(31) All practitioners (excluding retainers, registrars and locums) include general medical service (QMS) unrestricted principals, personal medical service (PMS) contracted GPs, PMS salaried GPs, restricted principals, assistants, salaried doctors, PMS other and flexible career scheme GPs and GP returners.

Sources:

Department of Health CMS and PMS statistics.

Department of Health populations adjusted for age and need using the GMS non-cash-limited component of the weighted capitation formula.

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