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General Practitioner Workforce in Alternative Settings July 2019 - September 2019, Experimental Statistics

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Experimental statistics
Publication date:
Geographic coverage:
England
Date range:
01 Jul 2019 to 30 Sep 2019

Background

The nature of primary care provision is changing, with GPs and other staff providing primary care services not only in general practices, but also in a range of other “settings” for example providing care in Minor Injury Units, Urgent Treatment Centres and Accident and Emergency departments.

Information, derived from individual record-level data, is already published about GPs and the associated practice staff as follows:

However, there may remain an uncertain number of GPs and other healthcare professionals providing patient care in these alternative settings about whom very little is known and there is a desire to more fully understand the entirety of the healthcare workforce by collecting accurate and complete information.

We are working closely with key stakeholders including Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) and Health Education England (HEE) to explore the best way to collect data for this part of the GP workforce and are in the process of reviewing the quality, completeness and coverage of this particular collection to determine whether its findings meet user needs or whether it would be preferable and feasible to collect record-level data directly from the providers.

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