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The General Practice workforce in England

Published: 26 February, 2018

NHS Digital has published data on the General Practice workforce in England as of December 2017:

  • The total GP headcount (excluding Registrars, Retainers & Locums) is 34,395. This is an increase of 128 (0.4 per cent) from 34,267 in September 2017.
  • The total GP full time equivalent (excluding Registrars, Retainers & Locums) is 27,930. This is an increase of 94 (0.3 per cent) from 27,836 in September 2017.
  • The total headcount was 22,871 for Nurses, 17,955 for Direct Patient Care staff and 92,652 for Admin/Non-Clinical staff.
  • The total FTE was 15,847 for Nurses, 11,788 for Direct Patient Care staff and 64,565 for Admin/Non-Clinical staff.

For more detail by NHS England Regions, Health Education England Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups and practice see: General and Personal Medical Services, England As at 31 December 2017

Last updated: 9 May, 2018

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