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General Practitioners

Department of Health written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2017 to Question 61437, whether the Centre for Workforce Intelligence used patient projections in its 2014 review; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Mowat David Mowat The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Centre for Workforce Intelligence review of general practitioners (GPs) in 2014 considered a wide range of factors and drivers of demand. Specifically with regards to patients, general practice activity levels and demand for services were examined as part of developing demand projections. This included, amongst others, the GP workload survey, activity and consultation rate data, trends over time, current and future unmet need, as well as the role of the GP and case complexity.

The review also used a scenario based approach to consider and establish projections for six different challenging yet plausible futures as well as with support from experts quantify how many GPs would be needed to meet healthcare demand by 2030.

The report and details of the above can be found at:


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