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Data Provider: Welsh Government Fully qualified GPs (headcount) by sex and full-time and part-time
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Fully qualified GPs (headcount) by sex and full-time and part-time

Last update

04 May 2023 04 May 2023

Next update

To be confirmed

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Wales National Workforce Reporting System (WNWRS)

Contact email

Geographical coverage


Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

Users, uses and context

Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Rounding applied


General description

This shows the number of (headcount) fully qualified GPs employed in general practices by sex and full-time and part-time, at every quarterly snapshot date since 31-Dec-21.

Data collection and calculation

After all contracted hours were summed for each GP, this shows the number of part-time (less than 37.5 hours per week) and full-time (37.5 hours or more per week) GPs by sex.

Fully qualified GPs includes partners, providers, salaried, retainers and locum GPs only.
Locums are counted if they had any work recorded through Locum Hub Wales at any point during the quarter ending in the snapshot date only. For all the other GP types, it is based on the headcount as at the snapshot date.

The Wales National Workforce Reporting System (WNWRS) provides a secure web based tool developed to capture information on staff working in general practices in Wales.

In broad terms, the system works by practice managers inputting details of their staff onto the system, confirming the details every quarter. Data is then extracted on the last day of each quarter (March, June, September, December). NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) perform validations to improve data quality before anonymised data are shared with Welsh Government statisticians to validate further and produce these official statistics.
Data from other sources supplement the data from WNWRS, these include:
• Locum Hub Wales (LHW): number of locums working in practices during the quarter up to the snapshot date.

Frequency of publication


Data reference periods

Data are shown as at 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December.

Statistical quality

A number of practices did not confirm their WNWRS data as being up-to-date in the quarter up to each snapshot date. See the statistical release for more information.