Table 1

Distribution of access, population and underlying ill-health characteristics in GP patient populations in Brent

CharacteristicMeanSDn
List size5349.83098.9668
Emergency department attendances per thousand GP-registered patients (2007–2008)205.367.9168
Emergency department attendances per thousand GP-registered patients (2008–2009)184.170.1868
Emergency department attendances per thousand GP-registered patients (2007–2009)194.767.4968
Total opening hours per week per 1000 patients9.05.0066
Total whole-time equivalents per 1000 patients0.500.1567
Satisfied with the GP practice, %82.8(8.0368
Able to get through to the GP practice on the telephone, %65.215.4268
Able to speak to a GP, %24.113.1168
Able to get an appointment fairly quickly, %77.413.3368
Able to book ahead, %70.214.0268
Satisfied with the opening hours, %75.58.2868
Desire more opening hours, %66.57.3768
Felt out-of-hours care took a long time, %35.912.767
Felt that the out-of-hours GP service was good, %50.211.167
Able to see a preferred GP, %60.513.8268
Had to wait a long time at the GP practice, %42.513.9268
Registered population that live within 1 km from the GP practice, %63.213.5768
Male, %47.83.6268
On GP register and aged >65 years, %10.44.1368
On GP register and who are white, %72.96.9767
Standardised mortality ratio87.813.7168
Registered population receiving incapacity benefits, %7.11.868
Registered lone-parent households, %8.22.768
On GP register and in a lone-pensioner household, %10.51.0668
Index of Multiple Deprivation29.67.6268
  • SD = standard deviation.