Scottish GP headcount climbs for 3rd quarter in a row, is younger and more numerous than in England.

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From NHS ISD today:

The headcount of GPs in Scotland is 5,049. This is a slight rise of 55 GPs compared to last year.

This rise is predominantly in female GPs, who now make up 61% of GPs in Scotland. There has been a decrease in male GPs, who now make up 39% of all GPs.

The headcount of GPs remained roughly constant at around 4,900 between 2009 and 2017.

32% of all GPs are aged 50 and over, down from a high of 34% in 2014.

https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/General-Practice/Publications/2019-12-03/2019-12-03-GPWorkforce2019-Summary.pdf

In England, the headcount of GPs has fallen 1.4% to 45 625.

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/general-and-personal-medical-services/final-30-september-2019

England has 10.4 times the population so, all things being equal, should have around 52 000 GPs but has only 45 625.

Readers will remember this:

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48191210

Published by johnrobertson834

Retired Professor of Media Politics Not-for-profit independent political analysis

5 thoughts on “Scottish GP headcount climbs for 3rd quarter in a row, is younger and more numerous than in England.

  1. Well that’s a good news story so we won’t hear much of that, what we will hear is how diabolical our education is now that the Pisa stats are out .Now there is very little difference between England and Scotland in education stats but Labour run Wales are bottom of the list , so don’t think Dick Leopard will bring it up at FMQ .

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  2. John, I felt it was time for one of my periodic “thank
    you”s for all your great work on this site. I don’t have expertise or facts to put into comments. All I can do is express my support and appreciation of your efforts. Best wishes to you and yours.

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