Table 1.

Descriptive statistics in 2019 by region

Practice-level characteristicsRegion
EnglandNorth East and YorkshireSouth WestEast of EnglandNorth WestSouth EastMidlandsLondon
Locum GP FTE, yearly mean (95% CI)192.1 (125.0 to 259.2)136.9 (118.9 to 154.8)137.8 (130.2 to 145.3)155.1 (147.1 to 163.2)165.1 (159.6 to 170.7)165.6 (152.5 to 178.6)254.8 (234.3 to 275.4)329.5 (323.5 to 335.5)
Total GP FTE, yearly mean (95% CI)4564.1 (1967.4 to 6639.6)5457.9 (2754.6 to 8154.1)3628.0 (1849.7 to 5396.3)3718.0 (1911.5 to 5497.5)4408.0 (1805.9 to 6983.0)4869.0 (2238.4 to 7471.5)6317.2 (2937.3 to 9699.3)4471.7 (1696.9 to 7254.1)
Locum use (%)a4.22.53.84.23.73.44.07.4
General practice population, n57 653 8538 788 9925 477 9076 692 6647 057 6509 178 67610 780 9769 676 986
Practices, n642299153965595185612681162
Single-handed practices, n6859387514668157138
Practice list size, n median (IQR)7522.0 (4692.0 to 11 124.0)7708.8 (4913.3 to 10 884.5)8760.8 (5996.8 to 12 481.5)8997.0 (6065.0 to 12 868.5)6410.3 (4212.3 to 9315.8)9845.3 (6367.4 to 13 180.0)7333.5 (4591.8 to 10 829.6)7311.5 (4858.0 to 10 554.0)
IMD 2019,b median (IQR)21.9 (12.5 to 35.5)29.3 (15.7 to 46.8)18.2 (11.4 to 26.0)16.6 (9.2 to 24.5)32.5 (17.3 to 52.8)14.2 (7.6 to 22.5)25.0 (14.3 to 39.8)22.1 (13.6 to 30.7)
Practice female population, median (IQR) (%)3778.0 (2315.0 to 5611.0) (50.0)3851.0 (2428.5 to 5437.8) (50.0)4392.5 (3035.8 to 6365.5) (50.1)4529.0 (3018.3 to 6510.8) (50.3)3165.8 (2088.0 to 4686.0) (49.4)4956.4 (3228.6 to 6670.6) (50.3)3639.3 (2250.3 to 5441.9) (49.6)3617.3 (2380.3 to 5248.5) (49.5)
QOF data
Population achievement, % median (IQR)82.2 (79.7 to 84.4)83.1 (80.8 to 85.0)82.6 (80.1 to 84.3)82.5 (80.1 to 84.6)82.6 (80.2 to 84.7)81.8 (79.4 to 83.9)82.5 (79.8 to 84.6)80.6 (78.0 to 83.2)
Morbidity burden, % median (IQR)67.0 (55.0 to 77.3)75.7 (67.1 to 83.2)73.2 (64.9 to 80.4)64.8 (56.3 to 73.0)74.2 (65.5 to 82.2)64.2 (56.5 to 73.5)71.0 (62.4 to 79.4)50.6 (43.2 to 57.2)
Rural, %15.417.232.527.15.321.418.00.1
  • a Locum use is defined as mean locum FTE as a proportion (%) of total GP FTE,

  • b IMD measures the deprivation of the area in which a practice is located. A higher value indicates greater deprivation. The IMD values are on a scale of 0 to 100. CI = confidence interval. FTE = full-time equivalent. IMD = Index of Multiple Deprivation. IQR = interquartile range. QOF = Quality and Outcomes Framework.