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General Practitioners: West Lancashire

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioners per head of population there were in West Lancashire constituency in each year since 1997. (143534)

The information requested is shown in the table.

General medical practitioners (excluding retainers and registrars)1 for specified organisations, as at 1997-2006—England

Number (headcount)

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

20062

Q31

North West

GMPs1

3,848

3,879

3,919

3,931

3,934

4,010

4,117

4,214

4,311

4,392

GMPs1 per 100,000 population

56.6

57.1

57.9

58.0

57.8

58.8

60.2

61.4

62.7

63.8

Of which:

5F3

West Lancashire PCT

GMPs1

58

61

61

60

61

GMPs1 per 100,000 population

53.5

56.1

56.0

55.0

55.9

5F2

Chorley and South Ribble PCT

GMPs1

112

113

113

119

122

GMPs1 per 100,000 population

54.8

54.9

54.6

57.1

58.5

5HD

Preston PCT

GMPs1

71

85

85

86

88

GMPs1 per 100,000 population

50.3

60.1

60.1

60.6

62.0

5NG

Central Lancashire PCT3

GMPs1

261

GMPs1per 100,000 population

58.0

1 General medical practitioners (excluding retainers and registrars) includes general practitioner (GP) providers and GP others.

2 Mid year 2005 Office for National Statistics population data have been used for the 2006 organisation level calculation of GPs per 100,000. These figures are therefore subject to change.

3 Central Lancashire PCT was formed on 1 October 2006 from a complete merger of West Lancashire PCT and Chorley and South Ribble PCT, and the majority of Preston PCT.

Note:

GP data as at 1 October 1997-99, 30 September 2000-06.

Sources:

The Information Centre, General and Personal Medical Services Statistics.

ONS Population Census.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioners per head of population there were in West Lancashire in each year since 1997. (144969)

The information requested is shown in the table.

General medical practitioners (excluding retainers and registrars)1 for specified organisations, as at 1997-2006—England

Number (headcount)

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

20062

Q31

North West

GMPs1

3,848

3,879

3,919

3,931

3,934

4,010

4,117

4,214

4,311

4,392

GMPs1 per 100,000 population

56.6

57.1

57.9

58.0

57.8

58.8

60.2

61.4

62.7

63.8

Of which:

5F3

West Lancashire PCT

GMPs1

58

61

61

60

61

GMPs1 per 100,000 population

53.5

56.1

56.0

55.0

55.9

5F2

Chorley and South Ribble PCT

GMPs1

112

113

113

119

122

GMPs1 per 100,000 population

54.8

54.9

54.6

57.1

58.5

5HD

Preston PCT

GMPs1

71

85

85

86

88

GMPs1 per 100,000 population

50.3

60.1

60.1

60.6

62.0

5NG

Central Lancashire PCT3

GMPs1

261

GMPs1per 100,000 population

58.0

‘—’ Denotes data not available.

1 General medical practitioners (excluding retainers and registrars) includes general practitioner (GP) providers and GP others.

2 Mid year 2005 ONS population data have been used for the 2006 organisation level calculation of GPs per 100,000. These figures are therefore subject to change.

3 Central Lancashire PCT was formed on 1 October 2006 from a complete merger of West Lancashire PCT and Chorley and South Ribble PCT, and the majority of Preston PCT.

Note:

GP data as at 1 October 1997-99, 30 September 2000-06.

Sources: The Information Centre, General and Personal Medical Services Statistics.

ONS Population Census.