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Data Provider: Welsh Government Management Information UK comparisons of general practitioners workforce by year
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Female GP's (% of all GP's)102.8104.5111.1101.4
GP's aged 55+ (% of all GP's)45.742.439.448.4
GP's per 10,000 population12.912.8....
Total GP's4,00670,4228,6332,560

Metadata

Title
UK comparisons of General Practice workforce

Last update
29 March 2017 29 March 2017

Next update
March 2019

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Contact email
stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Designation
Management information

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
United Kingdom

Geographical coverage
United Kingdom

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 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description
This table contains information on Practitioners (excluding GP Registrars, GP Retainers and locums). Previously this table contained information on unrestricted principles, which is a category no longer identified following the introduction of the new GP contract on 1st April 2004

England: New headcount methodology for 2010 is not fully comparable with previous years data due to improvements that make it a more stringent count of absolute numbers. Previous years represent a count of contracts held by GPs.

England: New headcount methodology for 2010 is not fully comparable with previous years data due to improvements that make it a more stringent count of absolute numbers.
Previous years represent a count of contracts held by GPs.


Data collection and calculation
The data is provided by the NHS Digital, who collect data for England and Wales using the Exeter database. This database is a computerised payment system of General Medical Practitioners (GMPs) who are in contract with Local Health Boards.

The data for Scotland is provided by the Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland, who collect data using the General Practitioner Contractor Database (GPCD) database.

The data for Northern Ireland is provided by Health and Social Care Northern Ireland (HSCNI).

Frequency of publication
Annual

Data reference periods
Wales: Census dates are 1 October for 2009 and 30 September otherwise.

England: As at 30 September.

Scotland: At 1 October. Comprises Performer, Performer Provider, Performer Salaried, Performer Locum Salaried, Performer Locum, Performer Rural Fellow and Performer Returner contracted GPs.

Northern Ireland: As at 30 September. Data only includes what would have been Unrestricted Principals or Equivalents (UPEs) and Restricted GPs under the old contract.

Users, uses and context
Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per given weblink.

Rounding applied
None

Revisions information
Data prior to the last period have been revised.

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

Keywords
General medical practitioner; GMP; General practitioner; GPs; GP workforce; workforce; Registered patients