General Practitioners

Department of Health written question – answered on 15th January 2015.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department collects separate figures on the numbers of locum, temporary, part-time and agency GPs hired on the latest GP contracts.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Data is not centrally collected on numbers or details of general practitioner (GP) locums, temporary staff or agency staff.

Data is not collected centrally on part-time workers. However, the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) collects figures separately on overall full time equivalent and headcount for all GP contracts. Data is available at the HSCIC website:

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