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Over half of qualified GPs are now women, show HSCIC data

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2480 (Published 29 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2480
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers
  1. arimmer{at}bmj.com

Over 50% of qualified GPs in England are now women, data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre have shown.

Provisional experimental figures released by the HSCIC showed that the proportion of female GPs, excluding GP registrars, retainers, and locums, rose from 49.9% in 2014 to 51.9% in 2015.1

When salaried GPs, registrars, and retainers were included, women accounted for 54.4% of the workforce in 2015, up from 52.4% in …

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