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General and Personal Medical Services, England As at 31 March 2017, Experimental statistics

Official statistics, Experimental statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
GP practices
Date Range:
30 Sep 2015 to 31 Mar 2017


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The figures in this publication are no longer valid as they were calculated using the previous methodology and therefore have now been superseded.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 page at

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 March 2017 is available within the detailed results which includes data for England, Health Education England Region, NHS England Region, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Sustainability and Transformation Plans.

It includes an experimental interactive report which allows users to explore the underlying data in a variety of ways. We especially welcome your suggestions and feedback on this product.

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.

Key Facts

The total GP headcount is 41,891 at 31 March 2017.

The total GP FTE is 33,921 at 31 March 2017.

The total GP (excluding Locums) FTE is 32,972 at 31 March 2017.This is 1,252 (3.7 per cent) less than at 31 March 2016 (34,225) and 491 (1.5 per cent) less than at 31 December 2016 (33,463).

At 31 March 2017, the headcount was 22,737 for Nurses, 17,585 for Direct Patient Care staff and 92,405 for Admin/Non-Clinical staff.

Open the General and Personal Medical Services Interactive Report

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Last edited: 24 June 2021 8:00 am