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Data Provider: Welsh Government Management Information Local health board comparisons of GP workforce by year
YearAt 1 October for 2009 and before 2000, otherwise 30 September.[Filtered]
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[Collapse]AreaThe 7 Local Health Boards took over from the former 22 Local Health Boards on the 1 October 2009.  Although it has been possible to show data by LHB for some years prior to this it has not been possible to do so for all years. Aneurin Bevan, Cwm Taf, and Hywel Dda are now University Local Health Boards. The name change came into force on the 12 December 2013. [Filter]
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Wales[Expand]Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board12.0105.347.437.8
[Expand]Powys Teaching Local Health Board15.4107.852.011.8
[Expand]Hywel Dda University Local Health Board11.698.956.217.8
[Expand]Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board12.9109.435.214.5
[Expand]Cwm Taf University Local Health Board11.9107.742.741.9
[Expand]Aneurin Bevan University Local Health Board12.8116.343.028.0
[Expand]Cardiff & Vale University Local Health Board12.7117.245.20.0



Local Health Board comparisons of GP workforce by year

Last update

27 March 2019 27 March 2019

Next update


Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 2

Mid-year population estimates, Office for National Statistics

Contact email


Management information

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local health boards

Geographical coverage


Languages covered

English only

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


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

General description

Data for full time equivalents between 2004 and 2013 previously published in this table have been removed due to concerns about the accuracy of the data collection method.

The information here shows data on the number/proportion of general practitioners in Wales.

Data collection and calculation

The data is provided by the NHS Digital, who collect data for 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.

Whole time Equivalent figures have been omitted since 2015 following concerns expressed by users about data quality. Whole time Equivalent figures will be published once the issue has been fully investigated and resolved. Headcount figures are unaffected.

Frequency of publication


Data reference periods

At 1 October before 2000 and for 2009, otherwise 30 September.

Users, uses and context

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

Rounding applied


Revisions information

Data prior to the last period covered have been revised.

Statistical quality

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