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Publication, Part of

NHS Workforce: Consultants and GPs as at 31 December 2004

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01 Jan 2004 to 31 Dec 2004


The number of consultants and GPs working in the NHS was collected as at 31st December 2004. The main count of NHS staff takes place annually in September and data for September 2004 were published on March 22nd 2005.

Key Facts

The final quarter of 2004 saw further growth in the number of consultants and continued strong growth in GP numbers. The number of GP registrars fell in this period.

The number of consultants has increased by 213 between September and December 2004 (an increase of 0.7%).

At the end of December 2004, there were 31,798 General Medical Practitioners (excluding retainers and registrars). This represents an increase of 275 or 0.9% since September 2004.

There were also 2,386 GP Registrars, a decrease of 176 or 6.9% since September.


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