HC Deb 09 February 2004 vol 417 cc1203-4W
Sarah Teather

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioners there were per head of population in(a) Brent East, (b) Brent Primary Care trust area, (c) London and (d) England on the latest date for which figures are available. [149900]

Mr. Hutton

The latest comparative figures available for general practitioners (GP) in England, London and Brent primary care trust (PCT) is for 2001 and is shown in the table.

Between 2001 and 2002 the number of whole-time equivalent GPs in Brent PCT has increased by 15.

The Department of Health collects figures by PCT only, not by constituency.

General Medical Practitioners per 100,000 population
Estimated whole-time equivalents
England as at 30 September 2001 All practitioners1 Population Practitioners per 100,000 population
England 28,854 49,389,736 58.4
Of which:
London 4,261 7,307,911 58.3
Of which:
Brent PCT 167 263,629 63.4
1 All Practitioners include GMS Unrestricted Principals, PMS Contracted GPs, PMS Salaried GPs, Restricted Principals, Assistants, GP Registrars, Salaried Doctors (Para 52 SFA), PMS Other and GP Retainers.


WTE data has been estimated using the results from the 1992–93 GMP Workload Survey;

Full-time=1.00 wte; three quarter time=0.69 wte; job share=0.65 wte; half time=0.60 wte.


Department of Health General and Personal Medical Services Statistics 2001 ONS Population Census.