asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what is the present ratio of patients to general medical practitioners in the Bournemouth area;(2) what is the present ratio of patients to general medical practitioners in the Wessex regional hospital board area;
(3) what is the present ratio of patients to general practitioners in central southern England.
Estimated ratios of patients per general medical practitioner—unrestricted principals as at 1st October 1974—are as follows:
|Dorset Family Practitioner Committee*
|Wessex Regional Health Authority
|South-Western Regional Health Authority†
|Oxford Regional Health Authority†
|South-West Thames Regional Health Authority †
|* Separate information about the Bournemouth area is not available.
|† The area of central southern England is not defined for statistical purposes. The regions for which information is given are those adjacent to the Wessex Region.