General Practice Workforce 30 September 2019Official statistics
- Publication Date:
- 28 Nov 2019
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- GP practices, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, Regional health body, Regions, Health Education England Region, Primary Care Organisations
- Date Range:
- 30 Sep 2015 to 30 Sep 2019
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.
Following recent investigations into the GP locum data within this collection, we have revised the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) figures for GP Locums in September 2015, March 2016, September 2016 and December 2016. Revised England-level GP Locum FTE figures for September 2015 to December 2016 have been included in this publication, and the previous breaks in the FTE time series have been removed. Revised regional figures for September 2015 to December 2016 will be produced in due course where applicable, and for this publication will be displayed as of Unknown region in the accompanying Power BI dashboard. The GP headcount time series remains unaltered. Please see the data quality statement for further detail.
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Various data breakdowns are available in the accompanying Excel and CSV files, including time series and breakdowns by categories such as age and gender. Data is also presented regionally and at practice level for September 2019 in the accompanying CSVs.
This publication also features an interactive dashboard which allows users to explore the underlying data in a variety of ways. This can be accessed by clicking on the dashboard link below.
Links to other publications presenting healthcare workforce information can be found under Related Links.
Latest figures, for 30 September 2019:
34,862 Full-time equivalent (0.9% (328) more than September 2018)
28,315 Full-time equivalent (1.2% (340) less than September 2018)
26,958 Full-time equivalent (1.8% (489) less than September 2018)
16,573 Full-time equivalent (1.8% (297) more than September 2018)
13,565 Full-time equivalent (8.0% (1,010) more than September 2018)
67,952 Full-time equivalent (2.8% (1,823) more than September 2018)
These figures include estimates for practices not providing complete and valid data. The percentage of practices requiring full or partial estimations are shown in Table 1 in the Report tab.
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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.