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General Practitioners

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many GPs there are per 100,000 population in (a) England, (b) the South East of England, (c) Kent and (d) Ashford. (195138)

The information requested is shown in the following table.

General practitioners (GPs) (excluding retainers and registrars)1 per head of population by selected area in England, as at 30 September 2007

All GPs (excluding retainers and registrars)1

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

England

33,364

65.7

Q37

South East Coast

2,700

63.7

5LQ

Brighton and Hove City Primary Care Trust (PCT)

167

66.4

5P7

East Sussex Downs and Weald PCT

220

66.6

5QA

Eastern and Coastal Kent PCT

438

60.8

5P8

Hastings and Rother PCT

113

64.2

5L3

Medway PCT

130

51.7

5P5

Surrey PCT

718

66.9

5P9

West Kent PCT

384

58.0

5P6

West Sussex PCT

530

68.8

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

Note:

Ashford is contained within Eastern and Coastal Kent PCT.

Sources:

The Information Centre for health and social care General and Personal Medical Services Statistics 2001 Office for National Statistics Population Census.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what authorisation is required from a primary care trust in setting up a closed-list GP practice by an employer; whether there are any elements of public funding for such practices; and if he will make a statement. (198170)

Any employer is free to employ a general practitioner (GP) to provide medical services to their staff. Such an arrangement would be a private one between the employer and the GP. No authorisation is required by a primary care trust and no public funding would be available for such an arrangement. Employees would remain free to register with a national health service GP practice in the usual way.