Does Scotland have even more GPs than we are being told?
The BBC presenting a BMA Union scare uncritically does not look at actual data. According to the Nuffield Trust, in 2018, the number of GPs per 100 000 population was: Scotland 76 N Ireland 67 Wales 63 England 58 UK average 60. In 2019, the BBC repeated the same figures. As of 30 September, Public Health Scotland reported gradually increasing numbers from 2015, to 5 134 in 2021, including ‘trainees’. With a little trepidation I redo the calculations. Scotland’s 5 440 000 population can be represented as 54.4 sets of 100 000. So 5 134 divided by 54.4 gives 94.3 … Continue reading Does Scotland have even more GPs than we are being told?
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