About this release

This release by Public Health Scotland shows a data visualisation of a range of GP practice demographics data, broken down at practice, HSCP, Board and Scotland level. The most recent data presented is up to 31 December 2020.

The visualisation shows practice list sizes broken down by age, sex and deprivation (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation). It also highlights changes in practice populations between quarters, the number of patients registered in the last year and patients living in care homes.

Main points

  • As at 31 December 2020, there were 5,794,060 registered patients in Scotland.
  • The number of registered patients in Scotland has increased by 1% over the past two years.

Further information

For trend analysis of the GP workforce and practice list sizes please see the annual GP Workforce and Practice List Sizes publication.

Lists of all GPs and practices in Scotland are updated quarterly on the General Practice web page.

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Versions of this publication released before 16 March 2020 may be found on the Data and Intelligence, Health Protection Scotland or Improving Health websites.

Last updated: 07 October 2022
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