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General Practioners: Peterborough

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioner surgeries there were in the Peterborough city council area in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. (201348)

[holding answer 24 April 2008]: The information is not held in the format requested. The following table shows the number of general practitioner (GP) partnerships in the Peterborough primary care trust (PCT) area from 2001 to 2007 (a partnership may comprise a number of premises) and the number of GPs in the Peterborough PCT area from 2001 to 2007. Prior to 2001, no comparable information is available.

I am advised that Peterborough PCT is currently developing proposals for a new GP-led health centre to be opened in Peterborough next year.

Number of GP partnerships (P) and number of GPs (G) in Peterborough PCT area at 30 September for each specified year

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

P

G

P

G

P

G

P

G

P

G

P

G

P

G

Peterborough PCT

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

27

94

27

98

North Peterborough PCT

20

55

18

57

18

60

18

61

18

59

1

1

1

1

South Peterborough PCT

13

53

14

52

14

56

15

61

15

65

1

1

1

1

1 Data not available.

Notes:

1. The GP Census collection does not contain data on number of surgeries. A partnership may comprise a number of premises.

2. 'G' includes full-time and part-time GPs.

3. Peterborough PCT was created on 1 October 2006 from a complete merger of North Peterborough PCT and a part merger of South Peterborough PCT. Due to this part merger, data from 2006 onwards are not directly comparable with data for 2001-05. Prior to 2001, no comparable information is available for this area.

Source:

Information Centre for health and social care—GP Census.