Health landscape report: 14 – 18 August 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: Primary Care Workforce [17/8].
    • 31,370 More FTE direct patient care staff on 30 June 2023 compared to 31 March 2019.
  • Data: Primary Care Dementia Data [17/8].
    • 469,679 people had a recorded diagnosis of dementia on 31 July 2023, an increase of 4,163 patients since last month.


Department of Health and Social Care 


House of Commons Library


Policy, think tanks, charities and representative bodies   

Institute for Fiscal Studies

  • Report: How much public spending does each area receive? [15/8].
    • Funding per capita was highest in inner London boroughs.
    • “NHS funding appears to be relatively well-targeted to estimated needs. For example, using ONS population estimates, two-thirds of areas receive a share of funding that is within 5% of their share of estimated spending needs. Using GP registered populations, which are the population estimates actually used in the NHS funding allocation process, this rises to nine in ten areas. This reflects that NHS funding is allocated to areas predominantly based on needs assessments, which are themselves fairly up to date.”


Royal Society of Medicine




NHS Confederation


Nuffield Trust


The Commonwealth Fund


The Kings Fund




London Trusts   

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Barts Health NHS Trust


Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust