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Data Provider: Welsh Government Number of GPs employed in general practices, by GP type and local health board
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[Collapse]Fully qualified GPsIncludes partners, providers, salaried, retainers and locum GPs only.[Collapse]Fully qualified permanent GPsIncludes partners, providers, salaried and retainers only.[Collapse]GP practitionerIncludes partners, providers and salaried GPs only.Click here to sortGP practitionerIncludes partners, providers and salaried GPs only.[Collapse]GP locumIs a GP who deputises temporarily at a practice, usually to cover for an absent GP practitioner. Locums are only counted if they have actively worked in the quarter and the sessions were recorded through Locum Hub Wales, during the quarter ending the snapshot date.[Collapse]GP retainerIs a registered GP practitioner who has entered the GP Retainer Scheme, and typically works reduced hours.[Collapse]GP registrarSometimes called a GP trainee, are qualified doctors who are training to become a GP through a period of training in general practice and hospitals.[Collapse]F2Are doctors with a full GMC registration in their second year of postgraduate medical training.
Click here to sortFully qualified GPsIncludes partners, providers, salaried, retainers and locum GPs only.Click here to sortFully qualified permanent GPsIncludes partners, providers, salaried and retainers only.Click here to sortPartner/Provider/Senior PartnerClick here to sortSalariedClick here to sortGP locumIs a GP who deputises temporarily at a practice, usually to cover for an absent GP practitioner. Locums are only counted if they have actively worked in the quarter and the sessions were recorded through Locum Hub Wales, during the quarter ending the snapshot date.Click here to sortGP retainerIs a registered GP practitioner who has entered the GP Retainer Scheme, and typically works reduced hours.Click here to sortGP registrarSometimes called a GP trainee, are qualified doctors who are training to become a GP through a period of training in general practice and hospitals.Click here to sortF2Are doctors with a full GMC registration in their second year of postgraduate medical training.
Wales3,9643,5532,5909273,5135293981276
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board821728560161720116813418
Powys Teaching Health Board1931721462717221.The data item is not applicable27.The data item is not applicable
Hywel Dda University Health Board48742431710342073510718
Swansea Bay University Health Board542459356104459102.The data item is not applicable1388
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board638532360165525120715316
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board77266045719765413361176
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board6905964051785821041413710

Metadata

Title

Number of GPs employed in general practices, by GP type and local health board

Last update

14 April 2022 14 April 2022

Next update

To be confirmed

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Wales National Workforce Reporting System (WNWRS)

Source 2

NHS electronic staff record

Contact email

stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local health boards

Geographical coverage

Wales

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 shows the number of (headcount) and full-time equivalent (FTE) GPs employed in general practices by GP type and local health board, at every quarterly snapshot date.

Data collection and calculation

Figures for headcounts are unique counts. So a person who has more than one contract in the same local health board (LHB) has been counted once in that LHB. However, a person who has a contract in more than one LHB would appear once against each LHB. Therefore the figures cannot be summed by LHB. Similarly, a person who has more than one contract in the same GP practitioner role has been counted once in that role, but a person who has a contract in more than one role would appear once against each role (the GP practitioner total figure is not the sum of the individual GP practitioner roles).

Figures for FTE count towards the GP type and health board each contract is with. Therefore the FTE figures for each health board will sum to the Wales figure and the sum of the FTE of GP practitioners, retainers and locums will sum to the FTE for 'fully qualified GPs', subject to small rounding differences.

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.
• NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR), which is used to count registrar GPs and F2 trainees.

The increase in GP registrars from September 2020 is explained partly by new starters entering the role in August and being counted for the first time and a change to the training model whereby GP registrars spend longer on rotation at GP practices and more GP registrars have been recruited.

Frequency of publication

Quarterly

Data reference periods

Data are shown as at 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December from 2020.

Users, uses and context

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

Rounding applied

FTE data rounded to 1 decimal place.

Revisions information

Published data is not routinely revised and any marginal quarter-to-quarter changes may be the result of improvements in data quality.

Keywords

GPs, general practices

Statistical quality

March 2020 data: 2 out of the 404 active practices did not supply data or did not confirm their data was up-to-date in the WNWRS. These practices did supply initial data through an Excel spreadsheet in late 2019, which was used to pre-populate the WNWRS before the system went live for practices. Therefore the data provided in the initial spreadsheet has been used for these two practices. Note that both practices reported that there were no GP practitioners at the practice, but there were wider practice staff reported. At the time of reporting, the practices may have been using GP locums rather than GP practitioners. Note this does not affect data on registrars which is sourced from a different data collection system.

June 2020 data: 46 practices out of the 402 active practices with staff did not confirm their data was up-to-date in the quarter up to June 2020 (they last confirmed between January and March 2020). An additional 50 practices did not modify data in the quarter up to June 2020 (although they did view data in that quarter). 3 practices updated their data shortly after the snapshot date (on 2 July).

September 2020 data: 6 practices out of the 399 active practices did not confirm their data was up-to-date in the quarter up to September 2020 (they last confirmed between April and June 2020).

December 2020 data: 36 practices out of the 396 active practices with staff did not confirm their data was up-to-date in the quarter up to December 2020.

March 2021 data: 9 practices out of the 396 active practices did not confirm their data was up-to-date in the quarter up to March 2021.

June 2021 data: All active practices confirmed their data as being up-to-date in the quarter up to June 2021.

September 2021 data: 11 practices out of the 391 active practices did not confirm their data was up-to-date in the quarter up to September 2021.

December 2021 data: 30 practices out of the 390 active practices did not confirm their data was up-to-date in the quarter up to December 2021.