Thursday, 26 January 2017

GP full-time workforce numbers dropped last year

GP full-time workforce numbers dropped last year The number of full-time equivalent GPs working in England last year fell by almost 100, according to new statistics released today by NHS Digital.

The figures show the full-time equivalent number dropped by 96* (0.3%) from 34,592 in September 2015 to 34,495 in September 2016.

Over the same period, the headcount decreased by 12 from 41,877 to 41,865.

Although this represented a small decline, it is exactly the reverse trend that the government is keen on under its plans in the General Practice Forward View to have 5,000 more GPs in place by 2020. OnMedica

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