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Practice list size and GP count for each practice

This is a monthly report showing the patient list size for each practice in England, split between prescribing and dispensing patients.

It shows:

  • practice name
  • practice code
  • practice address
  • dispensing list size
  • prescribing list size
  • total list size
  • GP count
  • GP practice

Reports are updated monthly.

The information NHS Prescription Services hold on practices is supplied to NHS Prescription Services by commissioner / provider organisations, which include clinical commissioning groups, local authorities, commissioning hubs (until November 2014) and provider organisations.

Dispensing list size shows the number of patients registered with a doctor who receive both medical services and dispensing services from their doctor. Not all patients registered with a dispensing doctor are eligible to receive dispensing services.

Prescribing list size shows the number of patients registered with a doctor who receive medical services only.

Some of the 'Practices' listed in the information are not traditional practices. They are other services which the commissioner / provider has set up as a practice, such as specialist units or out of hours services. These non-traditional practices do not have a patient list size or may not have a dedicated GP working for them.  In these situations the commissioner / provider may supply arbitrary numbers such as 1, 2 and 50.

Practices which have closed during the period will be included in the report.

Access the report

You can access the Practice list size and GP count report through Catalyst using the guest log in.


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