General Practitioners: North East

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 13th May 2020.

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Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Conservative, North West Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) GPs and (b) GP vacancies there are in the North East of England; and how many and what proportion of GPs are employed on a locum basis in that region.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) doctors working in general practice in the North East and Yorkshire NHS England Region as of December 2019 has been provided in the following table.

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FTE

General practitioners (GPs) (all)

5,122

Locums

148

The data requested on the number of vacancies is not available in the format requested.

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