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The First Minister has sent a good luck message to Team Wales for the Commonwealth Games
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- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 1: Joint Housing Land Availability Studies (JHLAS)
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Section highlightThe Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill
The Bill aims to improve the Public Sector response in Wales to gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - June 2014
Our pipeline provides visibility of infrastructure investment activity across Wales.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
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General medical practitioners
An annual report which Includes information on the number of registered patients and workforce age distribution.
- The number of GP practitioners in Wales (excluding registrars, retainers and locums) was 2,026 at 30 September 2013, 30 more (1.5 per cent) than the previous year and an increase of 204 (11.2 per cent) since 2003.
- There are fewer practices in Wales than a decade ago. In 2013 there were 7.5 per cent fewer GP partnerships in Wales than in 2003. The number of patients per practitioner has fallen by 5.4 per cent since 2003 but patients per practice have consequently risen.
- More GP practitioners are aged 55 or over (from 330 in 2003 to 469 in 2013, up 42.1 per cent), and more practitioners are aged under 45 (from 836 in 2003 to 846 in 2013, up 1.2 per cent).
- The percentage of GP practitioners who are female has increased over the last decade. In 2003 female GP practitioners accounted for 31.7 per cent of the total, in 2013 they accounted for 46.6 per cent.
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