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Data Provider: Welsh Government Management Information UK comparisons of general practitioners workforce by year
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YearAt 30 September except:<br />Wales and England – pre 2000 and for 2009 which are at 1 October.<br />Scotland – at 1 October.<br /><br />Minor administrative errors have been identified relating to the 2011 and 2012 figures for Wales. Figures have been revised.<br /><br />Rate per 10,000 population updated for Wales and Scotland to reflect the most up to date population estimates.<br />[Filtered]
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Click here to sortWalesAt 30 September from 2004 except 2009 which was at 1 October.Click here to sortEnglandAt 30 September from 2004 except 2009 which was at 1 October. Prior to 2015 figures are sourced from NHAIS GP Payments (Exeter) System. From 2015 figures are sourced from the workforce Minimum Dataset (wMDS) and include estimates for missing data . <br />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. On a like for like basis the difference from 2010 to 2009 is 142, (35,120 in 2010 from 34,978 in 2009).Click here to sortScotlandAt 1 October. Comprises Performer Performance Provider, Performer Salaried, Performer Locum Salaried, Performer Locum, Performer Rural Fellow and Performer Returner contracted GPs.Click here to sortNorthern IrelandAr 30 September. Data only includes what would have been Unrestricted Principals or Equivalents (UPEs) and restricted GPs under the old contract.
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..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available
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

Keywords

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

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.