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Gp Practices

Volume 403: debated on Tuesday 8 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioner doctors' practices there were in 1995; and how many there are now. [107228]

The information requested for England and for Wales is shown in the table.

Unrestricted Principles and Equivalents (UPEs)1 and Partnerships as at 1 October 1995 and 30 September 2001
England total26,7029,06227,8438,817
Wales total1,7195341,785517
1 UPEs include GMS Unrestricted Principals, PMS Contracted GPs and PMS Salaried GPs.
Sources:Department of Health General Medical Services Statistics England and Wales as at 1 October 1995Department of Health General and Personal Medical Services Statistics England and Wales as at 30 September 2001 Department of Health Statistics for General Medical Practitioners in England: 1991–2001The 1995 data for England and for Wales, and the 2001 data for England is available from: NHSWorkforce.htmThe National Assembly for Wales published the data for 2001 relating Scotland and Wales are the responsibility of the devolved Administrations. While the institutions in Northern Ireland are dissolved responsibility rest with Ministers in the Northern Ireland Office.