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GP Workforce & Practice Populations

General Practice

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GP Workforce & Practice Populations - Introduction

Latest Publications

Published: 13 December 2016
General Practice - GP workforce and practice list sizes
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Full Report Download pdf file [306kb]

ISD holds a range of data relating to general practices in Scotland. The main areas about which we hold and publish information are:

One feature of the GP Workforce information is that as each year is added to the publication, data from the previous year is also updated which means the accuracy of the data is continually improving. These changes are generally quite small but numbers from previous years will change over time. Our FAQs explain more.

Latest news

December 2016 - We have published GP Workforce & Practice populations data, which includes the headcount of GPs contracted to work in Scottish practices, information on the number of GP practices in Scotland and details of their practice populations. Reference information is also available on deprivation and urban/rural status of practice populations.

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