Health landscape report: 10-14 July 2023

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This weekly report shares new data and policy information relating to general practice, with selected facts and figures highlighted.

This report is a flexible summary, with the aim of sharing and highlighting a wide range of data and policy information relating to London general practice published in a given week. Where we view information to be of significant interest it is reproduced directly below the links to make the key points quicker to digest. 

Please feel free to share any useful stats/links you think we could include in future reports. 


Official bodies   

NHS Digital  

  • All recent data releases can be seen here.
  • Data: Fit Notes Issued by GP Practices [13/7].
    • 2,924,080 fit notes were issued in Q4 2022-23 an increase of 12.8% compared to Q4 2021-22.
    • London had the lowest regional rate: 1,822 fit notes per 100,000 registered patients.
  • Data: Patients Registered at a GP Practice [13/7].
    • 64,154 more registered patients as at 1 July, compared to 1 June.

NHS England

Department of Health and Social Care 

  • Press release: NHS staff receive pay rise [13/7].
    • Most eligible dentists and doctors will receive at least a 6% pay rise. Pay for junior doctors will be increased by an average of around 8.8%.
    • The press release states: “the GP contract will be uplifted to provide funding for salaried general practice staff”, but does not give further details.

UK Health Security Agency 

General Medical Council


Policy, think tanks, charities and representative bodies   

Devon LMC

King’s Fund

Health Foundation

Bright Blue

Institute for Fiscal Studies


Age UK



Ipsos GP Patient Survey

London ICBPatients rating GP services ‘good’Change from 2022
North Central68.6%-1.3%
North West70.2%-0.6%
North East64.5%-1.2%
South West76.4%-0.6%
South East67.4%-1.9%

London Trusts   

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

  • Article: New team helps improve care [13/7].
    • A new non-clinical team has been introduced to support patients and staff at Guy’s and St Thomas’.

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Social media  

  • Dr Tony Goldstone, National Clinician Adviser on Pay & Pensions at the BMA, analyses the government’s pay awards to junior doctors in this thread.