Appointment of the next Children’s Commissioner for Wales »The current Children's Commissioner's tenure will come to an end on 28 February 2015.Learn more »
Minister wants bigger role for National Parks
National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are integral to Wales’ national identity and are recognised internationally.
- £6.2 million IT investment in North Wales healthcare
- Funding for new Life Sciences Innovation Village in Cardiff
- Minister wants bigger role for National Parks
- Consultation on Service Framework for the Treatment of People with a Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse Problem 2015
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
- Provisions for the proposed Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Wales) 2015 and amendments to the Compensation and Pension Schemes 2007
Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
General medical practitioners
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 2,026 at 30 September 2013, 30 more (1.5 per cent) than the previous year and an increase of 204 (11.2 per cent) since 2003.
- There are fewer practices in Wales than a decade ago. In 2013 there were 7.5 per cent fewer GP partnerships in Wales than in 2003. The number of patients per practitioner has fallen by 5.4 per cent since 2003 but patients per practice have consequently risen.
- More GP practitioners are aged 55 or over (from 330 in 2003 to 469 in 2013, up 42.1 per cent), and more practitioners are aged under 45 (from 836 in 2003 to 846 in 2013, up 1.2 per cent).
- The percentage of GP practitioners who are female has increased over the last decade. In 2003 female GP practitioners accounted for 31.7 per cent of the total, in 2013 they accounted for 46.6 per cent.
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