Table 1

Participant characteristics

CharacteristicNumber of GPs
Sex
 Male12
 Female13
Years of experience as GP
 <5 years5
 5–10 years10
 16–25 years9
 >25 years1
Specialist hepatology/gastroenterology experience or training
 Yes4
 No21
Size of practice (registered patient population)
 <50005
 5–10 0009
 10 000–15 0009
 >15 0002
Geographical area
 North West London7
 Wessex8
 North East and North Cumbria5
 Yorkshire and Humber1
 Thames Valley and South Midlands4
  • GP, general practitioner.