Map: GP shortages across England

Parts of England require substantial increases in GP numbers by 2020, figures from the RCGP show.

GP consultation: profession needs new recruits (Photo: JH Lancy)
GP consultation: profession needs new recruits (Photo: JH Lancy)

The college said 16 areas, including parts of Kent, Yorkshire, Essex, Berkshire and the Midlands, need at least a 50% increase in GPs numbers to cope with population changes and shortages of doctors.

Ten areas were identified as requiring the greatest increase in actual numbers of doctors. Top of the table was Nene, Northamptonshire, which needs 165 GPs, and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, which will need 132.

Map: find out where most GPs are needed

Click here to read more about the RCGP's methodology.

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