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Epilepsy: North West

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 107602, tabled on 22 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the GP to patient ratio for female patients aged from 15-45 years with epilepsy in (a) the North West, (b) Liverpool City Region, (c) Wirral and (d) Wallasey constituency.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

5 November 2020

Data on the general practitioner (GP) to patient ratio for female patients between the ages of 15 to 45 years old with epilepsy is not available at national or regional levels. There is no recommendation for how many patients a GP should have as the demand each patient places on their GP is different and can be affected by various factors, including rurality and patient demographics. When considering the ratio of GPs to patients it is important to consider GPs as part of the wider multidisciplinary team. Getting the skills mix right in general practice is critical in addressing workload pressures as well as in delivering appropriate patient care.

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Department of Health and Social Care
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