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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. We have recently changed the way in which we estimate for missing data as well as starting to use a more accurate source of data on GP registrars. For more detail see the methodological changes notices here: https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/find-data-and-publications/statement-of-administrative-sources/methodological-changes.

We are currently looking at how we can provide a best estimate of GP locums and are highlighting now that the GP figures for September 2015 to December 2016 will be revised. Information on this can be found in the June 2019 publication. We plan to do this in our November publication when September 2019 data are released. When we change our methodology, we aim to revise the time series back to September 2015 to ensure a consistent series is available for users.

Our next challenge is altering our systems and publications to take account of the formation of Primary Care Networks (PCN) and how we can best collect workforce information on the new PCN job roles being created. Further information on our current plans can be found in the June 2019 publication.

We have also been collecting data on GPs who work in non-traditional general practice settings. For further detail please see https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/general-practitioner-workforce-in-alternative-settings

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 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".

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  • 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.

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