Table 1

GP practice data and response rates

PracticeList sizeArea typeaGeographical locationCarstairs deprivation scoresbCorrected response rate, n (%)
A15 441CitiesDevon3112 (30.9)
B10 300Remote ruralSuffolk3144 (37.9)
C12 000Accessible small townsTayside3152(40.3)
D10 000Mixed urban ruralSomerset2155(41.0)
E12 500Remote ruralSomerset4125(34.1)
F12 700Mixed urban ruralWorcestershire3118 (30.7)
G13 500Outer LondonKent3124(33.9)
H10 000IndustrialCounty Durham566(17.2)
I19 158CitiesWorcestershire4121 (32.6)
J13 545IndustrialNorthamptonshire4101 (27.1)
K7492Mixed urban ruralWiltshire2124(33.4)
L11 400Remote ruralPembrokeshire5123(33.2)
N6640CitiesNorth Yorkshire4104(30.1)
O5805CitiesNorth Yorkshire1171 (44.5)
P5850With new townsCambridgshire1148(41.1)
Q7926CitiesDorset3115 (29.9)
R2318Other metropolitan districtGreater Manchester2103(25.8)
S9210Mixed urban ruralHampshire1134(34.8)
T10 484IndustrialCounty Durham5106(30.4)
  • a Area type classification as provided by the Medical Research Council's General Practice Research Framework.

  • b Carstairs deprivation scores (1 = least deprived, 5 = most deprived) are based on 2001 census data (using ward area for GP practice), available at (accessed 3 May 2010).