Table 1

Structural GP and practice characteristics in four UK countries

Variable

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland


Number of practices

8542

501

1056

366

Number of whole-time equivalent (WTE) GPs

31523

1816

3782

1078

Average registered population

6401

6171

5249

5361

Average number of GPs per practice

3.7

3.6

3.6

3.0

Registered population per WTE GP

1666

1674

1343

1663

Single-partner practices (%)

23

19

16

19

Practices with six or more GPs (%)

21

16

20

9


*All figures for 2004-05 with the exception of Northern Ireland 2003-4[12]

McLean et al. BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:74   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-7-74

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