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Information on the number of registered patients and workforce age distribution, as at 30 September 2020.

The main source of data used is the Wales National Workforce Reporting System (WNWRS). Data has been sourced from this system and been subject to the full validation processes by NHS Shared Services Partnership and NHS Digital. Statistics from this source are in their infancy, therefore this release is classed as experimental statistics.

Main points

In Wales, as at 30 September 2020, there were 399 active GP practices.

  • 1,963 GP practitioners (includes partners, providers and salaried GPs but excludes registrars, retainers and locums).
  • 382 GP registrars (trainees on GP speciality training programme, currently placed in a GP practice).
  • 24 GP retainers (a GP practitioner on the GP retainer scheme, only able to practice a maximum of 4 clinical sessions a week). 
  • 828 GP locums registered to practice in Wales (no data available on the actual number currently working).
  • 1,368 registered nurses.
  • 1,107 direct patient care staff.
  • 5,074 administrative or other non-clinical practice staff.


Datasets and interactive tools

General practice workforce, as at 30 September 2020 (experimental statistics): tables , file type: ODS, file size: 56 KB

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