GP Practice Population Demographics

This dataset contains information on list sizes for all GP practices in Scotland by age and sex.

All publications and supporting material to this topic area can be found on the ISD Scotland - GP Workforce & Practice Populations website.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Source General Practitioner Contractor Database (GPCD), CHI database
Author PHS General Practice Team
Version 1.0
Last Updated May 10, 2022, 10:44 (BST)
Created February 19, 2019, 09:33 (GMT)
Contact Address Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB
Subject General Practice
Frequency Quarterly
Time frame of data and timeliness The data are based on a snapshot of the General Practitioner Contractor Database (GPCD) and CHI database.
Coverage All GP practices in Scotland.
Completeness Only open practices with at least one registered patient are included. Dummy practices, admin practices, and certain other types of GP practices (prison, MOD) are excluded.
Accuracy Maintenance of health service records on patients registered to practices is a core administrative function of the NHS and therefore the information on numbers of patients registered to each practice is expected to have a high degree of accuracy.
Continuity of data The data are based on long established datasets and definitions of data items are unlikely to change. Any changes are noted in the revision statement.
Concepts and definitions A GP list size is a count of all regular patients currently registered with the practice. Temporary registrations are not included.
Disclosure The ISD protocol on Statistical Disclosure Protocol is followed.
Revision statement The statistical disclosure mechanism has been revised. There is no routine requirement to revise historical data.
Official statistics designation Quarterly reports have not been assessed for statistical designation. These reports follow the same methodology as the annual reports which are classed as National Statistics.
Relevance and key uses of the statistics The majority of interactions patients make with the health service are made through GP practices. GP practice contact details are widely used by health boards, the Scottish Government, researchers, and other organisations.
Format CSV
Language English
Links

Numbers of Patients Registered at a GP Practice, NHS England;

GP Practice List Sizes, NHS Northern Ireland

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