General Practitioners

Department of Health written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Labour, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs per head of population were in practice in (a) Dudley, (b) the Black Country and (c) England in the most recent period for which figures are available.

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

The Health and Social Care Information Centre General and Personal Medical Services Statistics show the number of general practitioners (GPs) at 30 September each year. The latest available statistics are for 30 September 2013, with the statistics for September 2014 to be published on 25 March 2015.

The information requested is provided in the tables below.

GPs per head of population by selected region in England, as at 30 September 2013

Headcount

GPs (including retainers and registrars)

GPs (including retainers and registrars) per 100,000 population

England

40,236

74.7

Black Country Total

936

71.0

NHS WOLVERHAMPTON CCG

163

64.8

NHS DUDLEY CCG

226

71.9

NHS SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM CCG

342

71.2

NHS WALSALL CCG

214

78.6

Full Time Equivalents

GPs (including retainers and registrars)

GPs (including retainers and registrars) per 100,000 population

England

36,294

67.4

Black Country Total

860

65.2

NHS WOLVERHAMPTON CCG

146

58.1

NHS DUDLEY CCG

195

62.2

NHS SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM CCG

312

65.1

NHS WALSALL CCG

206

75.6

Sources:

The Health and Social Care Information Centre General and Personal Medical Services Statistics

Office for National Statistics (ONS), Mid-Year Population Estimates (2011 census based)

Notes:

Figures as at 30 September 2013.

GP workforce statistics are available by NHS organisations only. The Black Country is covered by the four clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) provided here. West Birmingham is not part of the Black Country but can not be separated from Sandwell in Sandwell And West Birmingham CCG.

Population figures are the latest available ONS Resident Population figures. These may differ from published figures if estimates have been updated since the publication of the 2013 GP Census.

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