HC Deb 01 November 1988 vol 139 c588W
45. Mr. Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how doctors average list sizes have changed since 1978.

Mr. Mellor

Average list sizes in England have fallen from 2,312 per unrestricted general medical practitioner at 1 October to 2,020 at 1 October 1987, the latest date for which figures are available. This is a decrease of nearly 13 per cent., and reflects the increase in the number of general practitioners.

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