General Practitioners: Oldham

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 29 February 2024.

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Photo of Jim McMahon Jim McMahon Shadow Minister (Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many registered full time equivalent GPs serve the borough of Oldham in the latest period for which that data is available; and how many patients have been registered with surgeries in the borough of Oldham in each year from 2010.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

In January 2024, the most recent month for which data is available, the borough of Oldham had 134.6 full time equivalent doctors in general practice (GP). The following table shows the number of GP registered patients in the borough of Oldham at the start of each year from 2014 to 2024, as the data is only available from 2014:

Date

Patients registered with a GP

1 January 2014

231,784

1 January 2015

234,021

1 January 2016

237,404

1 January 2017

240,245

1 January 2018

242,836

1 January 2019

245,764

1 January 2020

248,153

1 January 2021

248,533

1 January 2022

250,048

1 January 2023

251,931

1 January 2024

255,526

Source: The data is taken from NHS Digital, and is available at the following link:

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/patients-registered-at-a-gp-practice#about-this-publication

Note: Practices in Oldham were identified using the February 2024 release of the National Statistics Postcode Lookup and their postcode in the registered patient dataset from the time of publishing.

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