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Publication, Part of

GP Practice Vacancies Survey - 2009

Official statistics, Survey
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Country, GP practices, Dental practices, Pharmacies and clinics
Date Range:
01 Apr 2004 to 31 Mar 2009


This is the fifth annual survey of GP Practice Vacancies in its current format. Its purpose is to collect and supply data about GP recruitment in England and Wales and to provide information on practice nurse and practice staff vacancies in GP practices.

Key Facts

  • the estimated 3 month GP vacancy rate has remained unchanged in England with the total vacancy rate rising from 1.2 per cent to 1.6 per cent. The 3 month and total GP vacancy rates in Wales have both seen a marked increase
  • the estimated 3 month number of practice nurse vacancies per 100,000 has increased from 0.3 to 0.4 in England with the total number increasing from 1.0 to 1.4. In Wales the 3 month number increased by 0.1 and the total number fell by 0.1
  • the estimated 3 month and total number of practice staff vacancies per 100,000 patients both fell in England. The total number in Wales increased by 0.8 per cent with the 3 month number increasing by only 0.1 per cent


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