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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. Following user and stakeholder consultation, we made several revisions to our data processing and methodology and revised all figures from September 2015 to December 2018 in the General Practice Workforce December 2018 publication. We also started to use a more accurate source of data on GP registrars. Following an investigation into GP locums we have now made changes to the September 2015 to December 2016 full-time equivalent (FTE) GP locum figures, and have revised all affected locum figures in the General Practice Workforce September 2019 publication. This ensures a consistent FTE time series is now available for users. For more detail see the data quality statements that accompany the publications.

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 September 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".

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