GP practice appointments – 09/11/2021
GP practices provided 7,142,420 appointments for a population of just over 61 million people in England. That’s two appointments for every 17 people. In 2019, in the same week, the demand was for just under 6.7 million appointments for a population of just over 60 million; that’s two appointments for every 18 people. That represents an increase of 6.3%.
During September, GP appointment data indicates that 28.7 million appointments were provided; that’s the equivalent of 47% of the population in England having one appointment each. That’s one appointment per two people in one month.
While we’re talking about the number of appointments provided by GP practices, it’s worth noting that between 2019 and today, the number of GPs in general practice has decreased.