§ Mr. Etherington
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will list the number of single-handed practices which have patient lists of(a) 1,000 or less, (b) 2,000 and (c) 3,000 or more in (i) the Northern regional health authority, (ii) Sunderland district health authority and (iii) England and Wales;
(2) if she will list the number of single general practitioner practices in the (a) Northern regional health authority, (b) Sunderland district health authority and (c)England and Wales.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
The latest available information for 1 October 1991 is shown in the table. Information on general medical practitioners is collected by family health services authority area. Information relating to Wales is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.
Single-handed general medical practitioner list sizes Northern RHA Sunderland (FHSA) England Total number of single handed general medical practitioners 129 13 2,923 List size: 1,000 or less 7 0 390 List size 1,000-1,999 57 6 921 List size 2,000-2,999 53 4 1,220 List size: 3,000 or more 12 3 392