25 April 2019. Following user and stakeholder consultation, we have made several revisions to our data processing and methodology and revised figures from September 2015 to December 2018.
The figures in this publication are no longer valid as they were calculated using the previous methodology and therefore have now been superseded.
More information and the new revised September 2015 to December 2018 figures can be found on the General Practice Workforce December 2018 publication page at https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/general-and-personal-medical-services/final-31-december-2018.
A provisional view of GPs by type working in General Practice.
The general practice data records numbers and details of GPs in England. Time series data is available within the excel tables together with more detailed information for September 2017 data for England, by NHS England Regions, Health Education England Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups and practice.
This report is one of several publications presenting details of staff numbers within the NHS workforce. Links to these publications are at the bottom of the page.
Given the classification of 'Provisional Experimental statistics' NHS Digital invites comments and feedback on the methodology applied which were reviewed over the summer and incorporated in revisions as part of this publication. Feedback is welcomed via email.
Please email us with your comments and suggestions, clearly stating NHS Workforce as the subject heading, via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0300 303 5678.
- This publication only includes information on GPs, other practice staff groups including Nurses are not included.
- Electronic Staff Record (ESR) information for September 2017 is not available at the time of publication, therefore ESR data from June 2017 has been used. It is for this reason that the General and Personal Medical Services in England September 2017 workforce report has been labelled 'Provisional'. Final September 2017 data available February 2018
- This release contains provisional information for GP workforce as at September 2017 and final figures for GP workforce data as at June 2017. The move from provisional to final figures generally involves small changes to the figures taking into account the latest ESR data and it is the opportunity for other amendments, however on this occasion the change is slightly bigger than we would normally expect due to correcting for a processing anomaly which impacted on the accuracy of the provisional June figures at national level. Further details are contained within the publication document.