The annual National Health Service General and Personal Medical Services workforce census, published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, shows the numbers of GPs working in the NHS in England at
|General Medical Practitioners full-time equivalents 2009-2013|
|England||full time equivalent & percentages|
|2009||2010||2011||2012||2013||Change 2009-2013||% change 2009-2013|
These statistics relate to the contracted positions within English NHS organisations and may include those where the person assigned to the position is temporarily absent, for example on maternity leave.
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) refers to the proportion of each role’s full time contracted hours that the post holder is contracted to work. 1 would indicate they work a full set of hours, 0.5 that they worked half time.
From April 2013 Public Health England was excluded from workforce publications.
Health and Social Care Information Centre General and Personal Medical Services workforce census