HC Deb 26 February 1958 vol 583 c52W
Sir K. Joseph

asked the Minister of Health what is the average number of visits to or by general practitioners per head of the population for the latest convenient period.

Mr. Walker-Smith

Exact information is not available, but various surveys, none of them very recent, have indicated that under the National Health Service the average number of visits per patient is rather more than five a year, about three by the patient to the doctor and about two by the doctor to the patient.