GP Services (Hornsey and Wood Green)

Health written question – answered on 13 June 2005.

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Photo of Lynne Featherstone Lynne Featherstone Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her latest estimate is of the general practitioner to patient ratio in Hornsey and Wood Green; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Jane Kennedy Jane Kennedy Minister of State, Department of Health

There is no statutory general practitioner to patient ratio. Any individual is free to approach a GP practice near to where he/she is living and apply to join the practice's list of national health service patients.

The Department does not collect information on GP to patient ratios. However, the table shows the number of GPs per 100,000 patients in the Haringey Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT) area.

General medical practitioners (excluding retainers and registrars)(28) per 100,000 patients for Haringey teaching PCTAs at 30 September 2004 -- Numbers (headcount)
Haringey teaching


General medical practitioners (excluding retainers and


Patients 284,093
General medical practitioners per 100,000 patients 52.1

(28)General medical practitioners (excluding retainers and registrars) includes contracted GPs, general medical service (GMS) others and personal medical service (PMS) others. Prior to September 2004, this group included GMS unrestricted principals, PMS contracted GPs, PMS salaried GPs, restricted principals, assistants, salaried doctors (Para 52 SFA), PMS other, flexible career scheme GPs and GP returners.


NHS health and social care information centre GMS and PMS statistics.

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