Energy Wales Statement »The energy system in Wales is on the threshold of great change driven by new energy, technology and low carbon energy transition objectives.Learn more »
£7.6m funding boost for children and young people’s mental health services in Wales
- Welsh coast helping to boost tourism
- Love your library, cherish your church, partial to your pub? Consultation to protect community facilities launched
- £7.6m funding boost for children and young people’s mental health services in Wales
Section highlightHistoric Environment (Wales) BillThe Bill will support the positive management of change in the Welsh historic environment.
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 »
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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 2,006 at 30 September 2014, 20 fewer (1.0 per cent) than the previous year and an increase of 190 (10.5 per cent) since 2004.
- There are fewer practices in Wales than a decade ago. In 2014 there were 7.8 per cent fewer GP partnerships in Wales than in 2004. The number of patients per practitioner has fallen by 5.5 per cent since 2004 but patients per practice have consequently risen.
- The percentage of female GP practitioners has increased over the last decade. In 2014 female GP practitioners accounted for nearly half (48.6 per cent) of the GP Practitioner workforce, an increase of 378 (63.3 per cent) since 2004. Females accounted for only 32.9 per cent of the total in 2004.
- 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 2014.
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