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The number of doctors has increased significantly in the last decade. However, the NHS still needs more doctors to be able to match patient demand now and in the future.
These pages present the latest available data on the medical workforce across the UK.
An overview of Medical Workforce figures in the UK
Summary of the key trends in medical workforce data across the UK.
Find the numbers of doctors in the UK since 2009 here.
The number of FTE GP’s has been decreasing - find a detailed breakdown of the rest of the medical workforce here.
There are 19,000 doctors in Scotland – find out the breakdown between grades here.
In Northern Ireland there are around 4000 FTE doctors – find out trends since 2009 here.
Wales has been collecting data on GP Locums for the past three years - find out what other workforce data is available for wales here.