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Data Provider: Welsh Government Number (headcount) of GPs who left or joined by GP type, sex and age band
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30 September 2021.The data item is not applicable192
30 September 2022162.The data item is not applicable

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General description

This shows the number of fully qualified and fully qualified permanent GPs who left or joined the workforce, by sex and age band.

A joiner is a person recorded as working as of 30 September in one year but not 30 September of the previous year. A leaver is a person recorded as working as of 30 September in one year but not 30 September of the next year.

These figures are snapshots from two specific points in time and only represent the national position at these times. They do not cover movement in and out of general practices between these two points.


Data collection and calculation

Fully qualified GPs includes partners, providers, salaried, retainers and locum GPs only. Fully qualified permanent GPs include partners, providers, salaried and retainers 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

Annual

Data reference periods

Data are shown as at 30 September

Title

Number (headcount) of GPs who left or joined, by GP type, sex and age band

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

stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Wales

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Statistical quality

See the statistical release for more information.