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To ask the Scottish Government how many GPs there are in Scotland; how many are in rural practices, and how those figures compare with those for (a) 2010, (b) 2005 and (c) 2000.


Answered by Shona Robison (30/04/2015):

Latest figures show that there are 4,918 GPs working in the 993 GP practices in Scotland, 21% of these practices are classed as being rural.

In Scotland, for each of the following years below, are total number of GP numbers of general practices and the proportion of those practices whose postcode is designated as rural using the 8-fold Urban-rural classification.

Year

Total GPs

Number of GP Practices

Number of these practices classed as rural

2000

4,253

1051

Not known

2005

4,521

1036

22%

2010

4,905

1019

23%

This information is taken from part of ISD’s annual GP workforce and practice population statistics publication, which is available by following the following link, http://isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/General-Practice/Workforce-and-Practice-Populations/Practices-and-Their-Populations/. The data above is a snapshot taken on 30 September on each of the years shown.


Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 30/04/2015
 
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