According to Trends in consultation rates in General Practice 1995-2009, the average patient had 3.9 consultations each year in 1995 rising to 5.4 consultations each year by 2008, and over the same time the estimated number of consultations for a typical practice in England rose from 21,100 to 34,200.
Sadly there is no more recent data available. This publication is the last in a series based on analysis of a sample of general practices in England. It includes analysis by age and sex, the number of consultations for the typical general practice, consultations by health profession (eg GP or nurse) and on where the consultation took place.
- This resource has been added to the “Sources of data” section of the GP referrals and demand managementpage of the Commissioning Handbook for Librarians.
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