December 2018 workforce survey results

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Thank you for supporting our December 2018 Workforce Survey. We had a fantastic response from 397 unique practices across the 1,227 practices we represent in the Capital. That is the equivalent of almost a third of all the practices that we support (32%). Headlines reveal concerns about closures across the Capital, vacancies reaching a critical mass, and significant numbers of retirements anticipated within the next three years.

Worryingly, 15 practices are either considering closing to manage current/future vacancies or terminating their contract.

With practice sizes ranging from single-handed to those with very large list sizes (over 25,000 patients), we heard directly from GPs and practice managers across London that over 197 individual practices, or nearly half of all of our respondents, currently have a vacancy in their practice and 42% of practices expect a GP to retire in the next three years.

We share anonymised details of borough level vacancies, retirements and possible closures with your local LMC. Please contact us if you would like to know more about the survey results or how we use your information.

Slides explaining the results can be viewed here.

Last updated : 11 Mar 2019