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General Practice Workforce 30 June 2019Official statistics
- Publication Date:
- 29 Aug 2019
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- GP practices, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, Regional health body, Regions, Primary Care Organisations
- Date Range:
- 30 Sep 2015 to 30 Jun 2019
28 November 2019. Following an investigation into the GP locum data within this collection, we revised the full-time equivalent (FTE) GP locum figures from September 2015 to December 2016 in the General Practice Workforce September 2019 publication.
The GP locum FTE figures in this publication are no longer valid as they have now been superseded by the revised figures.
More information and the revised figures can be found on the General Practice Workforce September 2019 publication page at https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/general-and-personal-medical-services/final-30-september-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.
A change in the data source for GP registrars since June 2018 has enabled us to produce more timely and accurate information, which has removed the need to release provisional and then final figures. All data is now final at publication.
Our publication includes information on recent and planned changes as well as highlighting future developments.
Information about the contents of this publication and how it can and cannot be used, can be found in the Report tab.
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 June 2019 in the accompanying CSVs. Following a consultation in 2018 we made several revisions to our data processing and methodology, and updated Practice-level CSVs from September 2015 to September 2018 are provided as part of this publication.
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 June 2019:
34,114 Full-time equivalent* (0.8% (264) more than June 2018)
28,257 Full-time equivalent* (2.0% (576) less than June 2018)
26,941 Full-time equivalent* (2.3% (628) less than June 2018)
16,349 Full-time equivalent* (0.2% (39) more than June 2018)
13,169 Full-time equivalent* (6.3% (779) more than June 2018)
67,163 Full-time equivalent* (1.5% (963) more than June 2018)
*Full-Time Equivalent is a standardised measure of the workload of an employed person and allows for the total workforce workload to be expressed in an equivalent number of full-time staff. 1 FTE equates to full-time work of 37.5 hours per week, an FTE of 0.5 would equate to 18.75 hours per week.
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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