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.
In England, the headcount of GPs has fallen 1.4% to 45 625.
England has 10.4 times the population so, all things being equal, should have around 52 000 GPs but has only 45 625.
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