General Practitioners

Health written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Damian Green Damian Green Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many GPs there are per 100,000 population in (a) England, (b) the South East of England, (c) Kent and (d) Ashford.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

The information requested is shown in the following table.

General practitioners (GPs) (excluding retainers and registrars)( 1) per head of population by selected area in England, as at 30 September 2007
All GPs (excluding retainers and registrars)( 1) All GPs (excluding retainers and registrars)( 1) headcount per 100,000 population
England 33,364 65.7
Q37 South East Coast 2,700 63.7
5LQ Brighton and Hove City Primary Care Trust (PCT) 167 66.4
5P7 East Sussex Downs and Weald PCT 220 66.6
5QA Eastern and Coastal Kent PCT 438 60.8
5P8 Hastings and Rother PCT 113 64.2
5L3 Medway PCT 130 51.7
5P5 Surrey PCT 718 66.9
5P9 West Kent PCT 384 58.0
5P6 West Sussex PCT 530 68.8
(1) General medical practitioners (excluding retainers and registrars) includes GP providers and GP others.


Ashford is contained within Eastern and Coastal Kent PCT.


The Information Centre for health and social care General and Personal Medical Services Statistics 2001 Office for National Statistics Population Census.

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