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General Practice Workforce 30 September 2019

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Official statistics
Publication date:
Geographic coverage:
England
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

Summary

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.

Information about the contents of this publication and how it can and cannot be used, can be found in the Report tab. Our publication includes information on recent and planned changes as well as highlighting future developments.

We are continually working to improve our publications and welcome feedback from all our users, by email to: PrimaryCareWorkforce@nhs.net.

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.

Key facts

Latest figures, for 30 September 2019:

Image for infographic General practice workforce interactive dashboard
General practice workforce interactive dashboard
Image for infographic Full-Time Equivalent
Full-Time Equivalent
Image for infographic All GPs
All GPs

34,862 Full-time equivalent  (0.9% (328) more than September 2018)

Image for infographic Fully qualified GPs (excludes Registrars)
Fully qualified GPs (excludes Registrars)

28,315 Full-time equivalent  (1.2% (340) less than September 2018)

Image for infographic Qualified permanent GPs (excludes Registrars and Locums)
Qualified permanent GPs (excludes Registrars and Locums)

26,958 Full-time equivalent  (1.8% (489) less than September 2018)

Image for infographic Nurses
Nurses

16,573 Full-time equivalent  (1.8% (297) more than September 2018)

Image for infographic Direct patient care staff
Direct patient care staff

13,565 Full-time equivalent  (8.0% (1,010) more than September 2018)

Image for infographic Admin / non-clinical staff
Admin / non-clinical staff

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.

Comments and feedback are welcomed by NHS Digital, via enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk (clearly stating GP Workforce as the subject heading) or 0300 303 5678.

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Last edited: 27 November 2019 1:01 pm