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Headcount and full-time equivalent of GPs and other staff working in general practices across Wales, as at 30 June 2022.

The main source of data used is the Wales National Workforce Reporting System (WNWRS) which has been supplied and validated by NHS Shared Services Partnership.

Main points

In Wales, on 30 June 2022, there were:

  • 386 active GP practices.
  • 2,301 fully qualified GPs with a Full Time Equivalent (FTE) of 1,562.6 (or 67.9% of the headcount); this includes partners, providers, salaried, retainers and active locums only.
  • 432 GP registrars (trainee GPs) with an FTE of 385.3 (or 89.2% of the headcount).
  • 7,983 wider practice staff (non-GPs) with an FTE of 5,788.2 (or 72.5% of the headcount).

When broken down by specific GP types and staff groups, there were:

  • 1,982 GP practitioners with an FTE of 1,447.5 (or 73.0% of the headcount); this includes partners, providers and salaried GPs but excludes registrars, retainers and locums.
  • 28 GP retainers with an FTE of 10.8 (or 38.4% of the headcount).
  • 400 GP locums with an FTE of 104.3 (or 26.1% of the headcount).
  • 1,423 registered nurses with an FTE of 1,028.2 (or 72.3% of the headcount).
  • 1,299 direct patient care staff with an FTE of 914.5 (or 70.4% of the headcount); this includes professions such as pharmacists, dispensers, health care assistants and physiotherapists but does not include GPs or nurses.
  • 5,333 administrative or other non-clinical practice staff with an FTE of 3,845.5 (or 72.1% of the headcount).


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