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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21359: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 31 January 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many GPs have been employed by each NHS board in each year since 2007.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 19 February 2019

Number (headcount) of GPs in Scotland, by NHS Board, as at 30 September 2007 to 2018:

Health Board

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Ayrshire & Arran

308

324

315

326

322

325

329

335

331

332

321

338

Borders

113

118

118

117

121

115

118

120

117

118

121

126

Dumfries & Galloway

154

160

159

160

156

152

152

148

138

129

137

120

Fife

277

286

283

275

267

279

277

275

270

265

266

280

Forth Valley

253

261

262

260

264

269

270

267

261

271

278

270

Grampian

520

549

559

567

549

547

546

562

552

545

533

533

Greater Glasgow
and Clyde

1,023

1,085

1,078

1,076

1,079

1,073

1,070

1,077

1,057

1,038

1,057

1,076

Highland

401

416

420

418

408

389

393

392

390

388

397

398

Lanarkshire

386

397

398

406

399

411

405

406

454

462

453

441

Lothian

787

815

827

821

842

837

851

851

891

887

896

941

Orkney

43

34

34

34

33

26

29

26

31

33

35

36

Shetland

31

31

33

30

29

31

26

28

29

29

27

30

Tayside

352

367

375

372

384

373

376

393

372

359

379

395

Western Isles

42

44

47

44

37

39

38

34

30

29

32

32

Scotland

4,686

4,885

4,902

4,902

4,886

4,862

4,875

4,911

4,920

4,877

4,919

4,994

Source: GPCD (General Practitioner Contractor Database)

More information: https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/General-Practice/Publications/2018-12-11/2018-12-11-GPWorkforce2018-Report.pdf