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General Practitioners

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many GP surgeries serve settlements of fewer than 10,000 people; and how many such surgeries were sold to private providers in each year since 1997. (192826)

In 2007, there were 1,221 general practitioner (GP) practices located in settlements of fewer than 10,000 people. We do not hold information on the sale of GP practices to any form of contractors.