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General Practitioners

Health written question – answered on 29th June 2005.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioners in practice were aged (a) over 65 and (b) over 70 years in each NHS region in the last year for which figures are available.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (Care Services)

The number of general practitioners (GPs), excluding GP retainers and GP registrars, aged between 65 and 69 and 70 and over in each Government office region as at December 2004 is shown in the table.

All general medical practitioners, excluding GP retainers and GP registrars, in England, of which aged 65–69 and 70 and over, as at 31 December 2004 -- Number (headcount)
All practitioners (excluding GP retainers and GP registrars) of which:

65–69

70 and over
31,798 641 139
North East
Q09 Northumberland, Tyne and Wear 927 12 2
Q10 County Durham and Tees Valley 751 7 4
North West
Q13 Cumbria and Lancashire 1,177 21 3
Q14 Greater Manchester 1,526 37 9
Q15 Cheshire and Merseyside 1,540 24 2
Yorkshire and the Humber
Q11 North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire 1,037 18 3
Q12 West Yorkshire 1,397 34 6
Q23 South Yorkshire 827 18 9
East Midlands
Q24 Trent 1,628 24 4
Q25 Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland 894 7 0
West Midlands
Q26 Shropshire and Staffordshire 879 11 2
Q27 Birmingham and the Black Country 1,401 69 10
Q28 West Midlands South 974 8 8
East of England
Q01 Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire 1,475 11 1
Q02 Bedford and Hertfordshire 1,001 20 3
Q03 Essex 932 29 8
London
Q04 North West London 1,176 51 10
Q05 North Central London 811 43 8
Q06 North East London 921 56 21
Q07 South East London 1,007 43 9
Q08 South West London 846 25 10
South East
Q16 Thames Valley 1,329 15 2
Q17 Hampshire and Isle of Wight 1,135 4 0
Q18 Kent and Medway 912 25 2
Q19 Surrey and Sussex 1,644 17 1
South West
Q20 Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire 1,619 6 1
Q21 South West Peninsula 1,146 5 0
Q22 Somerset and Dorset 886 1 1

Note:

General medical practitioners, excluding retainers and registrars, includes contracted GPs, GMS others and PMS others.

Source:

NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre General and Personal Medical Services Statistics

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