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General and Personal Medical Services, England 2006-2016, as at 30 September, Experimental statistics

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Regional health body, Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups
Date Range:
30 Sep 2006 to 30 Sep 2016


28 November 2019. 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. Following later changes to the September 2015 to December 2016 full-time equivalent (FTE) GP locum figures, we revised all affected locum figures in the General Practice Workforce September 2019 publication.

The figures in this publication are no longer valid as they were calculated using the previous methodology and therefore have now been superseded.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 revised figures can be found on the General Practice Workforce September 2019 publication.

The general practice data records numbers and details of GPs in England along with information on their practices, staff, patients, and the services they provide.

Time series data is available within the bulletin tables and more detailed information for September 2016 is available within the detailed results which includes data for England, by NHS England Regions, NHS England Region (Local Office) and Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Practice level results are available within the Practice Level Indicator Tool and within the associated CSV file. Anonymised GP level results are also available in CSV file format.

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.


The total GP headcount was 41,865 at 30 September 2016. This is 12 (0.0 per cent) less than at 30 September 2015 (41,877).

The total GP FTE was 34,495 at 30 September 2016. This is 96 (0.3 per cent) less than at 30 September 2015 (34,592).

At 30 September 2016, the headcount was 23,141 for Nurses, 15,326 for direct patient care staff and 94,295 for admin/non-clinical staff.


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