Progress on major health conditions delivery plans »We remain committed to ensuring that quality improvement remains at the centre of our approach for the future of NHS Wales.
Taking Wales Forward
The First Minister of Wales announced his new Cabinet and Ministers as the Welsh Government begins its ambitious programme to build a united, connected and sustainable Wales.
- Statement by the First Minister of Wales: Moving Wales Forward
- Dr Frank Atherton appointed Wales’ new Chief Medical Officer
- Taking Wales Forward
- Consultation on Procurement Regulation in Wales
- National Outcomes Framework for Youth Work
- Proposed changes to Planning Policy Wales Chapter 6: The Historic Environment
- Building Regulations Sustainability Review
- Support for foundation years
- Support for postgraduate study and part-time engineering, technology or computer science degrees
Section highlightEnvironment (Wales) Act 2016
The act puts in place the legislation needed to plan and manage Wales’ natural resources in a more proactive, sustainable and joined-up way.
Assembly bills »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward.Learn more »
Section highlightWelsh taxes: a conversation
Share your thoughts on a new Taxpayers’ Charter.
Final Budget 2016-17 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2016-17 is £15bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
General medical practitioners (GP)
An annual report which Includes information on the number of registered patients and workforce age distribution.
- The number of GP practitioners in Wales (excluding registrars, retainers and locums) was 1,997 at 30 September 2015, 9 fewer (0.4 per cent) than the previous year and an increase of 148 (8 per cent) since 2005. There were 6.5 GP practitioners per 10,000 population in 2015.
- There are fewer practices in Wales than a decade ago. In 2015 the number of GP partnerships was 8.7 per cent lower than in 2005. The number of patients per practitioner has fallen by 3.3 per cent since 2005 but patients per practice have consequently risen.
- There were 634 GP Locums in Wales at 30 September 2015. The number of GP Locums per 100 GPs varied across Local Authority from 28 in Betsi Cadwaladr to 41 in Powys.
- The trend towards a predominantly female General Practice in Wales continues, as elsewhere in the UK. In 2015 female GP practitioners accounted for over half (50.4 per cent) of the GP Practitioner workforce, an increase of 365 (56.9 per cent) since 2005. Females accounted for only 34.7 per cent of the total in 2005.
- The number of GP practitioners aged 55 or over has remained steady in the last five years, with around 23.0 per cent of the GP practitioner workforce falling into this age band in 2015.
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