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General Practice Workforce

Summary

The general practice data shows numbers and details of GPs, Nurses, Direct Patient Care and Admin/Non-Clinical staff working in General Practice in England, along with information on their practices, staff, patients, and the services they provide.

We are continually working to improve the way in which we collect, analyse and publish data about the general practice workforce, and following user and stakeholder consultation we made a range of improvements in 2019 to our data sources, data processing and estimations methodologies. Following this we recalculated and revised the historical time series figures - from 2015 to present - using these new methodologies and updated them in the General Practice Workforce September 2019 publication. The revised time series is not comparable with the 2015 onward figures released in earlier publications, which have therefore been archived. This ensures a consistent time series is now available for users. For more detail see the data quality statements that accompany the publications.

The data source and methodology changed in 2015 and the earlier figures are not comparable with the current time series figures from September 2015 onward.

From July 2019, GP practices began joining Primary Care Networks (PCN) which offer a range of primary care services to patients and employ new specialist staff such as clinical pharmacists, social prescribing link workers, physiotherapists, physician associates and paramedics. New experimental statistics for this PCN workforce have been published in the Primary Care Network Workforce series at https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/primary-care-network-workforce.

This page includes links to all publications in this series, with the most recent at the top.

In the "Resources" section at the bottom of this page you can find our experimental interactive dashboard, and our series-level historic data quality statement. Each publication also includes its own publication-specific statement.

The interactive dashboard allows users to explore the underlying final data in a variety of ways. Please provide any feedback on this product via enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk (with NHS Workforce as the subject) or 0300 303 5678.

This series was formerly known as "General and Personal Medical Services".

Latest Version

  • This quarterly report presents data about GPs, Nurses, Direct Patient Care and Admin/Non-Clinical staff working in General Practice in England, along with information on their patients and practices. All data is final at publication.

Previous Versions

Resources