Table 1

Sampled GP practice and interview participant profiles

GP practicee-Consultations per day live (range 0.1–2.9 for 36 practices)IMD deciles of deprivation51 (lower decile=more deprived)AreaEthnic minority population (%)Staff interviewsNumber of e-consultations randomly sampled from electronic patient record data
12.95Urban17.5–20GPs 2, AD 1, PM 164
20.910Rural0–2.5GPs 2, AD 2, PM 160
31.61Urban35–37.5GPs 2, AD 1, PM 170
40.21Urban7.5–10GP 1, AD 1, PM 10
50.73Urban5–7.5GP 1, PM 138
60.88Urban10–12.5GPs 2, NP 1, AD 1, PM 10
72.25Urban12.5–15060
81.29Suburban7.5–10060
90.610Urban7.5–10066
101.59Urban7.5–10067
  • AD, administrator; GP, general practitioner; IMD, Index of Multiple Deprivation; NP, nurse practitioner; PM, practice manager.