General Practitioners (Chorley)

Health written question – answered on 28th February 2005.

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Photo of Lindsay Hoyle Lindsay Hoyle Labour, Chorley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average number of people per general practitioner is in (a) Chorley constituency and (b) the Chorley and South Ribble Primary Care Trust.

Photo of Miss Melanie Johnson Miss Melanie Johnson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health

The information is not available relating to the Chorley constituency. Information relating to the Chorley and South Ribble Primary Care Trust (PCT) is shown in the table.

Population per general medical practitioner (excluding retainers, registrars and locums), for Chorley and South Ribble PCT—as at 30 June 2004
Chorley and South Ribble 5F2 Number (headcount)
All general medical practitioners (excluding retainers,

registrars and locums)

115
Weighted population 201,241
Population per general medical practitioner (excluding

retainers, registrars and locums)

1,750

Note:

All practitioners (excluding retainers, registrars and locums) include general medical service (GMS) unrestricted principals, personal medical service (PMS) contracted GPs, PMS salaried GPs, restricted principals, assistants, salaried doctors (para. 52 SFA), PMS other and flexible career scheme GPs and GP returners.

Sources:

Department of Health GMS 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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