HC Deb 20 December 1999 vol 341 cc419-20W
Dr. Iddon

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioners have (a) practised,(b) retired and (c) been appointed in the Bolton, South-East constituency in each of the last three years; and how many of them worked in single doctor practices. [102763]

Mr. Denham

The published data relate to the number of unrestricted principals and equivalents in Wigan and Bolton Health Authority. However, they do not separately identify the constituency of Bolton, South-East.

The information relating to Wigan and Bolton is as follows:

1996 1997 1998
Unrestricted Principals and Equivalents (UPES) 287 290 290
UPEs in single handed practices 60 59 57
Newly appointed UPEs 13 11 8
Newly appointed UPEs in single handed practices 3 0 0


1. There are no figures available for the number of UPEs retiring.

2. UPEs includes restricted principals, PMS Contracted GPs and PMS salaried GPs.

3. Figures relate to UPEs in post at 1 October each year. Newly appointed UPEs are those appointed since 1 October of the previous year to the list of the health authority.