Table 2

Practice characteristics in December 2013 (n=732)

CharacteristicSummary statistic
Number of GPs
 ≤5 general practitioners447 (61.1%)
 >5–≤10 general practitioners246 (33.6%)
 >10 general practitioners39 (5.3%)
Practice size
 ≤5000 patients345 (47.1%)
 >5000–≤10 000 patients305 (41.7%)
 >10 000 patients82 (11.2%)
 Dispensing practice67 (9.2%)
Health board
 NHS Ayrshire and Arran37 (5.1%)
 NHS Borders20 (2.7%)
 NHS Dumfries and Galloway26 (3.6%)
 NHS Fife40 (5.5%)
 NHS Forth Valley44 (6.0%)
 NHS Grampian37 (5.1%)
 NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde215 (29.4%)
 NHS Highland72 (9.8%)
 NHS Lanarkshire60 (8.2%)
 NHS Lothian107 (14.6%)
 NHS Orkney3 (0.4%)
 NHS Shetland4 (0.5%)
 NHS Tayside60 (8.2%)
 NHS Western Isles7 (1.0%)
Modal SIMD quintile of patients
 Quintile 1 (most deprived)224 (30.6%)
 Quintile 2127 (17.3%)
 Quintile 3155 (21.2%)
 Quintile 4108 (14.8%)
 Quintile 5 (least deprived)118 (16.1%)
Modal location of patients
 Large urban areas302 (41.3%)
 Other urban areas192 (26.2%)
 Accessible small towns64 (8.7%)
 Remote small towns17 (2.3%)
 Very remote small towns9 (1.2%)
 Accessible rural61 (8.3%)
 Remote rural32 (4.4%)
 Very remote rural55 (7.5%)
  • GP, general practitioner; NHS, National Health Service; SIMD, Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.19