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Table (a)(ii): The Average GP Practice List Size by Trust
Average GP practice list size
Trust July 2006 July 2005 July 2004 July 2003 August 2002

Armagh and Dungannon

4,751

4,652

4,598

4,556

4,526

Causeway

5,568

5,288

5,241

5,196

5,167

Craigavon and Banbridge

4,879

4,810

4,728

4,670

4,634

Down and Lisburn

5,615

5,576

5,552

5,510

5,503

Foyle

6,645

6,661

6,681

6,658

6,647

Homefirst

5,186

5,144

5,106

5,250

5,221

Newry and Mourne

4,141

4,266

4,228

4,232

4,205

North Down and Ards

4,991

4,960

4,938

5,108

5,111

North and West Belfast

4,386

4,418

4,384

4,414

4,433

South and East Belfast

4,779

4,761

4,771

4,764

4,759

Sperrin

4,159

3,998

3,993

4,092

4,061

Source: Central Services Agency

Table (b)(i):The Average Dental Practice List Size (Totals)
Dental practice list size Number of dental practices Average dental practice list size

June 2006

913,110

376

2,428

June 2005

911,915

374

2,438

October 2004

908,119

369

2,461

June 2003

930,375

n/a

n/a

August 2002

925,478

n/a

n/a

Source: Central Services Agency

Table (b) (ii): The Average Dental Practice List Size by Trust
Average Dental Practice List Size
Trust June 2006 June 2005 October 2004 June 2003 August 2002

Not Assigned(1)

36,658

33,205

31,079

33,413

34,768

Armagh and Dungannon

60,564

60,309

60,793

60,753

60,018

Causeway

57,997

56,613

55,380

55,620

54,798

Craigavon and Banbridge

65,803

64,661

64,545

64,820

63,856

Down and Lisburn

90,737

89,865

88,796

89,138

89,199

Foyle

78,212

78,212

79,148

80,616

80,644

Homefirst

173,836

174,011

172,601

181,555

179,354

Newry and Mourne

70,725

71,558

71,933

73,599

73,282

North Down and Ards

80,184

82,901

82,433

83,082

83,105

North and West Belfast

51,218

51,103

50,990

50,472

48,854

South and East Belfast

101,287

102,355

101,909

105,492

105,001

Sperrin

45,889

47,122

48,512

51,812

52,599

(1 )Some patients could not be assigned to a Trust because of missing, incomplete or invalid postcodes and/or incorrect Central Health Index numbers. Note: This table is based on where the patient is resident (that is, the location of the patient by Trust) Source: Central Services Agency

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of GP practices in Northern Ireland had at least 50 per cent. of their patients living three or more miles away in each of the last five years (a) in total and (b) in each board area. [83948]

Paul Goggins: The information requested is provided as follows.


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Number and percentage of GP practices with at least 50 per cent. of their patients living three or more miles away by Health and Social Services Board (HSSB) and in total
Eastern HSSB Northern HSSB Southern HSSB Western HSSB Northern Ireland total

July 2006

Number of practices

9

10

16

15

50

Percentage of practices

6.1

12.3

20.8

25.9

13.8

July 2005

Number of practices

9

10

16

17

52

Percentage of practices

6.1

12.2

21.1

28.8

14.3

July 2004

Number of Practices

8

10

15

17

50

Percentage of practices

5.4

12.2

19.7

28.8

13.7

July 2003

Number of practices

5

10

15

11

41

Percentage of practices

3.4

12.5

19.7

19.0

11.4

August 2002

Number of practices

4

10

15

10

39

Percentage of practices

2.7

12.5

19.7

17.2

10.8

Note: Data are at July each year with the exception of 2002 which is at August Source: Central Services Agency

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total cost of ophthalmic services in Northern Ireland was in each of the last five years. [83950]

Paul Goggins: The information requested is provided in the following table.

Cost of ophthalmic services (£000)

2000-01

12,028

2001-02

12,278

2002-03

13,458

2003-04

16,211

2004-05

14,428

Note: Costs exclude patient contributions. Source: Central Services Agency

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