General Practice Workforce 31 March 2021Official statistics
- Publication Date:
- 6 May 2021
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Clinical Commissioning Groups, GP practices, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, Regional health body, Clinical Commissioning Regions
- Date Range:
- 30 Sep 2015 to 31 Mar 2021
This 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.
It is a snapshot of the workforce at the date of data extract but also includes an additional measure which reflects the amount of ad-hoc or infrequent locum usage within the quarter since the last extraction and publication.
This release provides counts of the workforce at 31 March 2021 while also including three months of infrequent locum usage and so remains in line with previous quarterly releases.
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is a standardised measure of the workload of an employed person and allows for the total workforce workload to be expressed as the equivalent number of full-time staff. 1.0 FTE equates to full-time work of 37.5 hours per week, an FTE of 0.5 would equate to 18.75 hours per week.
35,273 Full-time equivalent (2.8% (945) more than March 2020)
28,096 Full-time equivalent (0.4% (111) more than March 2020)
26,805 Full-time equivalent (12 more than March 2020)
16,801 Full-time equivalent (4 more than March 2020)
15,213 Full-time equivalent (7.6% (1,079) more than March 2020)
70,003 Full-time equivalent (1.6% (1,078) more than March 2020)
The dashboard includes a variety of interactive charts displaying different characteristics of staff providing services at traditional General Practices in England. Alongside workforce data, this includes information on the practices and their patients.
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