This information requested is contained in the following table, which suggests that the total number of registered patients is greater than 100% of the population:
|General practitioner (GP) registered patients and population in England|
|(1) GP registered patients: data at 30 September each year. Source: Health and Social Care Information Centre, Office for National Statistics.|
The number of registered patients is higher than the total population due to a number of factors, including patients dying or emigrating, as well as patients who relocate and register at a new practice before their registration at their previous practice is deleted.
NHS England is tasked with developing a national strategy for ensuring a consistent approach to data quality of GP patient lists and ensuring that best-practice data quality initiatives are included in standard procedures.