HC Deb 15 December 1989 vol 163 cc842-3W
Mr. Barry Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioners were practising on the Isle of Wight in 1979 and 1989; and what was the ratio of patients to doctors in 1979 and 1989.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

The number of unrestricted principals practising on the Isle of Wight at 1 October 1979 was 56, compared with 69 at 1 October 1988 (the latest date for which information is available). The respective ratios of patients to doctors were 2,134:1 in 1979 and 1,889:1 in 1988.

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