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Table 1 Structural GP and practice characteristics in four UK countries

From: Differences in the quality of primary medical care for CVD and diabetes across the NHS: evidence from the quality and outcomes framework

Variable England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland
Number of practices 8542 501 1056 366
Number of whole-time equivalent (WTE) GPs 31523 1816 3782 1078
Average registered population 6401 6171 5249 5361
Average number of GPs per practice 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.0
Registered population per WTE GP 1666 1674 1343 1663
Single-partner practices (%) 23 19 16 19
Practices with six or more GPs (%) 21 16 20 9
  1. *All figures for 2004-05 with the exception of Northern Ireland 2003-4[12]
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