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General Practitioners

Health written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Eric Pickles Eric Pickles Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many GP surgeries there were in each local authority in England in each year since 1996-97.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Department does not collect data on number of general practitioner (GP) surgeries by local authority area. However, data is available on number of GP practices (partnerships)—some of which operate from more than one surgery—broken down by national health service organisation.

Health authorities from 1997 to 2000;

Primary care groups in 2001; and

Primary care trusts from 2002 onwards (which were reconfigured in 2006).

Such information as is available has been placed in the Library.

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