Map: Regional variation in GP workforce over 60 revealed

GPs over 60 make up one eighth of GPs in the UK, but the proportion varies two-fold across regions of the UK, accounting for a fifth of the London workforce, analysis of of the GMC GP register shows.

The latest GP workforce figures show that the make up of the GP workforce varies significantly across the UK, with some areas relying much more heavily on older doctors approaching or over the UK retirement age of 65.

Yorkshire and The Humber has the largest proportion of younger GPs aged 40 or below, who comprise almost two fifths (38%) of its workforce. Meanwhile, they make up just 26% of GPs in the east of England.

Nationally, 31% of the GP workforce is under the age of 40, 30% 40-50, 28% 50-60 and 12% over 60.

Click on the interactive map below to see the age group breakdown of the GP workforce in each region of the UK. Darker shades of blue represent areas with a higher proportion of GPs  over 60.

Map: GPs aged over 60

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