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Publication, Part of

NHS Workforce: Consultants and GPs as at 31 March 2005

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01 Jan 2005 to 31 Mar 2005


The number of consultants and GPs working in the NHS was collected as at 31st March 2005. Previous data, collected on 31st December 2004, was published on 26th May 2005.

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 first quarter of 2005 showed continued increases in the numbers of consultants and GPs.

At the end of March 2005, there were 31,210 consultants, an increase of 347 or 1.1% since December 2004.

At the end of March 2005, there were 32,194 General Medical Practitioners (excluding retainers and registrars). This represents an increase of 396 or 1.2% since December 2004.

There were also 2,435 GP Registrars, an increase of 49 or 2.1% since December 2004.


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