About this release

This release by Public Health Scotland shows a data visualisation of a range of GP practice demographics data, broken down at practice, HSCP, NHS Board and Scotland level. The most recent data presented are up to 30 June 2021.

The visualisation shows practice list sizes broken down by age, sex and deprivation (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation). It also highlights changes in practice populations between quarters, the number of patients registered in the last year and patients living in care homes.

Main points

  • As at 30 June 2021, there were 5,814,155 registered patients in Scotland.
  • The number of registered patients in Scotland has increased by 1% over the past two years.
Image caption GP practice demographics for Scotland, 30 June 2021
A summary of the front page of the Demographics dashboard. This shows (1) a line chart with a slight increase in patients registered in the last year (2) patients registered in each SIMD Decile and (3) a population pyramid with the age-sex breakdown.

Further information

For trend analysis of the GP workforce and practice list sizes please see the annual GP Workforce and Practice List Sizes publication (external website).

Lists of all GPs and practices in Scotland are updated quarterly on the General Practice web page (external website).

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Older versions of this publication

Versions of this publication released before 16 March 2020 may be found on the Data and Intelligence, Health Protection Scotland or Improving Health websites.

Last updated: 30 August 2021
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