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General and Personal Medical Services, England - 2004-2014, As at 30 September

Publication date: 09:30 March 25, 2015


A detailed view of the General Practice workforce including GPs by type and practice staff.


The general practice census is collected each year and records numbers and details of GPs in England along with information on their practices, staff, patients, and the services they provide.


The detailed results contain further data tables for September 2014 for England, by Commissioning Region, Health Education England Local Education and Training Board, NHS England Area Team and Clinical Commissioning Groups.


Practice level results are available within the Practice Level Indicator Tool and within the associated CSV file. Anonymised GP level results are also available in CSV file format.


This report is one of three that make up the NHS Staff 2004 - 2014 publication, along with:


Non Medical staff 2004 - 2014
Medical and Dental staff 2004 - 2014
NHS Staff 2004 - 2014 Overview report

Key Facts

  • There are 36,920 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) GPs, an increase of 626 (1.7 per cent) since 2013 and an increase of 5,899 (19.0 per cent) since 2004 (an average annual increase of 1.8 per cent).
  • There are 15,062 FTE Nurses, an increase of 119 (0.8 per cent) since 2013, and 73,334 FTE other practice staff, a rise of 1,133 (1.6 per cent) since 2013.


Date Range: 30 September 2004 to 30 September 2014
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical granularity: GP practices, dental practices, pharmacies and clinics, Regional health body, Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups

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