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General Practitioners

Volume 205: debated on Friday 13 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list by region the ratio of patients to general practitioners in the United Kingdom.

The information requested is given in the table which relates to the average list sizes in England at 1 April 1991, the latest date for which figures are available. The information relating to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is a matter for my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Wales, for Scotland and for Northern Ireland.

RegionAverage list size
East Anglia1,820
North West Thames2,036
North East Thames2,015
South East Thames1,977
South West Thames1,991
South Western1,763
West Midlands1,969
North Western1,778