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General Practitioners

Question for Department of Health

UIN 218283, tabled on 11 December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many referrals were made by GPs to hospitals in England in December (a) 2010, (b) 2012 and (c) 2014.

Answered on

18 December 2014

The numbers of referrals made by general practitioners (GPs) to hospitals in England in December 2010 and December 2012 are shown in the table below. The data for December 2014 will be available in February 2015.

Referrals made by GPs to all specialties, December 2010 and December 2012

GP referrals made (all specialties)

December 2010

757,046

December 2012

802,987

Source: Monthly Activity Return, NHS England