Jonathan Lord MP has welcomed news that there are 40 more doctors, nurses and other patient care staff working in general practice in Woking. This includes roles such as dispensers, health care assistants, phlebotomists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, therapists and others.
“The exceptional circumstances we have faced as a country over the past two or three years have underlined the critical role that general practice staff play in our lives. I would like to express my sincere thanks for the work they do each and every day, and I am delighted to see that staff numbers in Woking have increased by 40 since September 2019.”
The Plan for Patients set out the Government’s commitment to improving general practice and using transparent data to inform and empower patients. A modelling approach has enabled estimates of staff at the level of parliamentary constituencies to be given for the first time.
Data published by the Government shows the number of Full Time Equivalent doctors, nurses and other direct patient care staff in general practice in September 2019 and September 2022, and the change over that period, for every constituency in England.