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General Practitioners: County Durham

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioners there are per 1,000 of the population in County Durham; and how many there were in 1997. (123655)

The information is not available in the format requested. The following table shows general medical practitioners (GMPs) per head of population for the former County Durham and Tees Valley Strategic Health Authority (SHA).

General medical practitioners (excluding retainers and registrars)1 per head of population, County Durham and Tees Valley SHA

Number (headcount)

1997

2005

County Durham and Tees Valley

All GMPs (excluding retainers and registrars)1

621

776

Population

1,150,807

1,151,799

All GMPs (excluding retainers and registrars)1 per 100,000 population

54.0

67.4

All GMPs (excluding retainers and registrars)1 per 1,000 population

0.54

0.67

1 General medical practitioners (excluding retainers and registrars) includes contracted general practitioners, general medical service (GMS) others and personal medical services (PMS) others. Prior to September 2004 this group included GMS unrestricted principals, PMS contracted GPs, PMS salaried GPs, restricted principals, assistants, salaried doctors (Para. 52 SFA), PMS other, flexible career scheme GPs and GP returners.

Note:

Data as at 1 October 1997 and 30 September 2005.

Source:

The Information Centre for health and social care general and personal medical services statistics 2001 ONS Population Census.