HC Deb 12 May 1992 vol 207 c81W
18. Mr. Jacques Arnold

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the average number of patients on each general practitioner's list(a) in 1978 and (b) in 1990; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Sackville

At 1 October 1978, the average number of patients on general medical practitioner lists in England was 2,312, and at 1 October 1990 this had reduced by 16 per cent. to 1,942. The average list size in England has continued to fall, and at 1 October 1991, the latest date for which figures are available, it stood at 1,887.

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