HC Deb 27 June 1989 vol 155 c429W
37. Mr. Madel

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he has as to the average amount of time per week that general practitioners now spend seeing patients; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mellor

The available information is taken from the general medical practitioners workload survey carried out in 1985–86 by the Health Departments and the British Medical Association. it shows that in an average working week GPs spend 26 hours seeing patients. This comprises 18 hours in surgery, six hours in home visits and two hours in clinics.