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General Practitioners

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what percentage of patients visiting their general practitioner were subsequently referred on in the latest period for which figures are available; (154365)

(2) what percentage of patients in each primary care trust area who visited their general practitioner were referred on in the last 12 months.

Information on the total number patients who visit their general practitioner is not routinely collected.

For the period 2006-07, the total number of commissioner based general practitioner referrals to first consultant outpatient appointment was 9,226,012. The following table provides a breakdown of this figure by primary care trust for the same period.

General practitioner (GP) written referrals made for first out-patient appointment, all specialties, England, 2006-07 commissioner based

Strategic health authority

Code

Name of primary care trust (PCT)

GP referrals made

Q39

5A3

South Gloucestershire PCT

36,975

Q36

5A4

Havering PCT

35,317

Q36

5A5

Kingston PCT

27,871

Q36

5A7

Bromley PCT

65,999

Q36

5A8

Greenwich Teaching PCT

41,653

Q36

5A9

Barnet PCT

72,221

Q32

5AN

North East Lincolnshire PCT

27,077

Q36

5AT

Hillingdon PCT

45,300

Q36

5C1

Enfield PCT

48,872

Q36

5C2

Barking and Dagenham PCT .

26,629

Q36

5C3

City and Hackney Teaching PCT

49,144

Q36

5C4

Tower Hamlets PCT

38,422

Q36

5C5

Newham PCT

60,006

Q36

5C9

Haringey Teaching PCT

49,227

Q31

5CC

Blackburn with Darwen PCT

26,080

Q34

5CN

Herefordshire PCT

33,859

Q38

5CQ

Milton Keynes PCT

26,060

Q30

5D7

Newcastle PCT

52,579

Q30

5D8

North Tyneside PCT

41,959

Q30

5D9

Hartlepool PCT

16,236

Q30

5E1

North Tees PCT

33,113

Q32

5EF

North Lincolnshire PCT

29,572

Q33

5EM

Nottingham City PCT

55,153

Q33

5ET

Bassetlaw PCT

24,165

Q39

5F1

Plymouth Teaching PCT

45,927

Q31

5F5

Salford PCT

52,528

Q31

5F7

Stockport PCT

57,022

Q38

5FE

Portsmouth City Teaching PCT

35,770

Q39

5FL

Bath and North East Somerset PCT

33,498

Q35

5GC

Luton PCT

36,011

Q36

5H1

Hammersmith and Fulham PCT

26,148

Q32

5H8

Rotherham PCT

48,355

Q31

5HG

Ashton, Leigh and Wigan PCT

65,302

Q31

5HP

Blackpool PCT

27,441

Q31

5HQ

Bolton PCT

54,102

Q36

5HX

Ealing PCT

69,048

Q36

5HY

Hounslow PCT

48,671

Q31

5J2

Warrington PCT

26,926

Q31

5J4

Knowsley PCT

35,796

Q31

5J5

Oldham PCT

45,361

Q32

5J6

Calderdale PCT

36,758

Q30

5J9

Darlington PCT

16,497

Q32

5JE

Barnsley PCT

52,149

Q31

5JX

Bury PCT

38,374

Q39

5K3

Swindon PCT

34,892

Q36

5K5

Brent Teaching PCT

52,457

Q36

5K6

Harrow PCT

32,809

Q36

5K7

Camden PCT

46,363

Q36

5K8

Islington PCT

40,998

Q36

5K9

Croydon PCT

54,327

Q30

5KF

Gateshead PCT

46,639

Q30

5KG

South Tyneside PCT

35,630

Q30

5KL

Sunderland Teaching PCT

51,798

Q30

5KM

Middlesbrough PCT

23,669

Q38

5L1

Southampton City PCT

35,156

Q37

5L3

Medway PCT

51,360

Q36

5LA

Kensington and Chelsea PCT

28,869

Q36

5LC

Westminster PCT

40,881

Q36

5LD

Lambeth PCT

49,047

Q36

5LE

Southwark PCT

38,280

Q36

5LF

Lewisham PCT

45,483

Q36

5LG

Wandsworth PCT

68,075

Q31

5LH

Tameside and Glossop PCT

46,789

Q37

5LQ

Brighton and Hove City PCT

54,436

Q34

5M1

South Birmingham PCT

81,166

Q34

5M2

Shropshire County PCT

33,843

Q34

5M3

Walsall Teaching PCT

51,741

Q36

5M6

Richmond and Twickenham PCT

33,301

Q36

5M7

Sutton and Merton PCT

70,419

Q39

5M8

North Somerset PCT

36,539

Q34

5MD

Coventry Teaching PCT

61,134

Q34

5MK

Telford and Wrekin PCT

16,325

Q34

5MV

Wolverhampton City PCT

50,374

Q34

5MX

Heart of Birmingham Teaching PCT

58,481

Q32

5N1

Leeds PCT

107,676

Q32

5N2

Kirklees PCT

65,532

Q32

5N3

Wakefield District PCT

57,542

Q32

5N4

Sheffield PCT

110,575

Q32

5N5

Doncaster PCT

60,155

Q33

5N6

Derbyshire County PCT

132,350

Q33

5N7

Derby City PCT

48,874

Q33

5N8

Nottinghamshire County PCT

123,061

Q33

5N9

Lincolnshire PCT

131,388

Q36

5NA

Redbridge PCT

38,389

Q36

5NC

Waltham Forest PCT

31,613

Q30

5ND

County Durham PCT

90,731

Q31

5NE

Cumbria PCT

102,845

Q31

5NF

North Lancashire PCT

61,355

Q31

5NG

Central Lancashire PCT

90,878

Q31

5NH

East Lancashire PCT

69,026

Q31

5NJ

Sefton PCT

63,085

Q31

5NK

Wirral PCT

59,252

Q31

5NL

Liverpool PCT

110,086

Q31

5NM

Halton and St. Helens PCT

61,783

Q31

5NN

Western Cheshire PCT

48,754

Q31

5NP

Central and Eastern Cheshire PCT

77,230

Q31

5NQ

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale PCT

43,684

Q31

5NR

Trafford PCT

56,929

Q31

5NT

Manchester PCT

112,803

Q32

5NV

North Yorkshire and York PCT

131,884

Q32

5NW

East Riding of Yorkshire PCT

58,967

Q32

5NX

Hull PCT

55,605

Q32

5NY

Bradford and Airedale PCT

68,094

Q35

5P1

South East Essex PCT

83,451

Q35

5P2

Bedfordshire PCT

73,534

Q35

5P3

East and North Hertfordshire PCT

89,652

Q35

5P4

West Hertfordshire PCT

72,171

Q37

5P5

Surrey PCT

163,219

Q37

5P6

West Sussex PCT

128,310

Q37

5P7

East Sussex Downs and Weald PCT

65,024

Q37

5P8

Hastings and Rother PCT

35,862

Q37

5P9

West Kent PCT

103,842

Q33

5PA

Leicestershire County and Rutland PCT

109,605

Q33

5PC

Leicester City PCT

56,441

Q33

5PD

Northamptonshire PCT

88,184

Q34

5PE

Dudley PCT

48,603

Q34

5PF

Sandwell PCT

66,326

Q34

5PG

Birmingham East and North PCT

78,531

Q34

5PH

North Staffordshire PCT

33,356

Q34

5PJ

Stoke on Trent PCT

40,102

Q34

5PK

South Staffordshire PCT

119,351

Q34

5PL

Worcestershire PCT

109,586

Q34

5PM

Warwickshire PCT

96,158

Q35

5PN

Peterborough PCT

28,000

Q35

5PP

Cambridgeshire PCT

88,249

Q35

5PQ

Norfolk PCT

111,909

Q35

5PR

Great Yarmouth and Waveney PCT

47,476

Q35

5PT

Suffolk PCT

96,693

Q35

5PV

West Essex PCT

48,706

Q35

5PW

North East Essex PCT

55,867

Q35

5PX

Mid Essex PCT

56,897

Q35

5PY

South West Essex PCT

63,812

Q37

5QA

Eastern and Coastal Kent PCT

118,942

Q38

5QC

Hampshire PCT

203,425

Q38

5QD

Buckinghamshire PCT

79,799

Q38

5QE

Oxfordshire PCT

76,039

Q38

5QF

Berkshire West PCT

63,066

Q38

5QG

Berkshire East PCT

52,389

Q39

5QH

Gloucestershire PCT

85,664

Q39

5QJ

Bristol PCT

69,580

Q39

5QK

Wiltshire PCT

83,775

Q39

5QL

Somerset PCT

87,607

Q39

5QM

Dorset PCT

83,368

Q39

5QN

Bournemouth and Poole PCT

63,186

Q39

5QP

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly PCT

101,449

Q39

5QQ

Devon PCT

134,859

Q30

5QR

Redcar and Cleveland PCT

21,960

Q38

5QT

Isle of Wight NHS Pet

27,805

Q30

TAC

Northumberland Care Trust

59,166

Q36

TAK

Bexley Care Trust

30,438

Q39

TAL

Torbay Care Trust

25,034

Q34

TAM

Solihull Care Trust

42,944

England

9,226,012

Source:

Department of Health monthly monitoring return

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