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GP Practice Vacancies Survey - 2006

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Official statistics, Survey
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Wales, England
Geographical Granularity:
Country, GP practices, Dental practices, Pharmacies and clinics
Date Range:
01 Apr 2004 to 31 Mar 2006

Summary

The GP Practice Vacancies Survey was conducted for the first time in 2005. It collects and supplies data about GP recruitment in England and Wales; formerly provided by the GP Recruitment, Retention and Vacancy Survey (GP RRV). It also provides data on nurse and other staff vacancies in GP practices.

The survey method used was to sample 2,000 randomly selected GP practices in England and 200 practices in Wales, stratified geographically by DH boundaries.

From the sampled data, the GP Practice Vacancies Survey produces estimated vacancy figures at English Strategic Health Authority-level and Welsh Government Office Region-level for GPs, Practice Nurses/Nurse Practitioners and other Practice Staff. Of the 2,000 GP practices sampled in England, 53 per cent returned a completed survey questionnaire representing approximately 13 per cent of all English Practices. Of the 200 practices sampled in Wales, 57 per cent returned a completed survey questionnaire representing approximately 23 per cent of all Welsh Practices.

Key Facts

  • The estimated 3-month GP vacancy rate for England is 1.1 per cent down by 1.2 percentage points from 2005. The corresponding figures for Wales a reduction of 0.2 percentage points to 1.8 per cent.
  • The estimated 3-month GP vacancy rate for practices located in the most rural areas of England and Wales is 1.6 per cent. This is an increase of 0.5 percentage points from 2005. The corresponding fi3 month, vacancies, GP, nurses, practice, staff, 2006, gure for practices located in the least rural areas of England and Wales is 0.9 per cent. This is a reduction of 3.3 percentage points from 2005.
  • The estimated 3-month GP vacancy rate for practices located in the area with the greatest additional need in England and Wales is 1.2 per cent. This is a reduction of 2.4 percentage points from 2005. The corresponding figure for practices located in the area with the smallest additional need in England and Wales is 0.7 per cent. This is a reduction of 0.5 percentage points from 2005.
  • The estimated number of GP vacancies per 100,000 patients for England is 0.7 a reduction of 0.7 from 2005. The corresponding figure for Wales is 1.1 a reduction of 0.2 from 2005.
  • The estimated number of practice nurse vacancies per 100,000 patients for England is 0.6 a reduction of 0.2 from 2005. The corresponding figure for Wales is 0.2 a reduction of 0.2 from 2005.
  • The estimated number of practice staff vacancies per 100,000 patients for England has remained fairly constant since 2005 at 1.0. The corresponding figure for Wales is 0.6 a reduction of 0.3 from 2005.

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