A fair distribution of primary care staff is a key building block to reducing health and care inequalities. To accompany our recently paper published in the BJGP Open exploring inequalities in primary care workforce, which can be found here, we have developed an interactive data dashboard.
The dashboard maps sustainability and transformation plan (STP)-level inequalities in the general practice workforce across England. It can be filtered by staff role (GPs, nurses, total direct patient care (DPC) staff), quarter (March through December 2020), or STP. The map on the left shows the average number of FTE staff per 10,000 patients in each STP. The bar graph on the upper right shows the socioeconomic gradient of FTE staff by Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) quintile. The table on the lower right lists the individual practice-level data. Selecting a single STP, either by clicking directly on the map or by using the STP filter, will display the workforce distribution within that STP area.
Workforce data were obtained from the NHS Digital General Practice Workforce collection and Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) data were obtained from the Fingertips National General Practice Profiles. Please note that this data is not adjusted for age, sex, or other characteristics related to patient need and therefore only reflect the raw number of FTE staff per 10,000 patients in each practice.