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Doctors In General Practice

Volume 721: debated on Monday 22 November 1965

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asked the Minister of Health what was the number of doctors in general practice in each of the past five years; and what is the number or estimated number for each quarter of the present year.

Following is the information:

Principals Providing Full General Medical Services, England and Wales
1st July, 196019,914
1st October, 196120,175
1st October, 196220,312
1st October, 196320,335
1st October, 196420,232
1st January, 196520,194
1st April, 196520,190
1st July, 196520,144
1st October, 196520,014
(provisional)
Note.These figures exclude a few doctors—13 in 1965—who practise mainly in Scotland.