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Doctor-Patient Ratio

Volume 892: debated on Friday 16 May 1975

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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:

AreaRatio
Dorset Family Practitioner Committee*2,188
Wessex Regional Health Authority2,308
South-Western Regional Health Authority†2,170
Oxford Regional Health Authority†2,409
South-West Thames Regional Health Authority †2,293
Notes
* 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.