Medical care in the United Kingdom (UK)

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Statista dossier on health and medical care in the United Kingdom (UK)

This dossier presents a range of statistics and facts about medical care in the United Kingdom. Healthcare in the United Kingdom is mainly provided by the national health service (NHS) which is a publicly funded body. Healthcare is a devolved matter, meaning that each country that makes up the United Kingdom will have slight differences regarding their provision of healthcare. This dossier provides data on general practitioners, nursing staff, accident and emergency services and hospitals in the United Kingdom.

Table of contents

  • 1. General Practitioners
    • General practitioners employees in the United Kingdom (UK) 2000-2019

    • Number of General Practitioners in England 2010-2019, by gender

    • Number of General Practitioners in Scotland 2009-2019, by gender

    • Number of General Practitioners in Wales 2000-2018, by gender

    • Number of General Practitioners in Northern Ireland 2000-2019, by gender

    • Annual income of general practitioners (GPs) in the United Kingdom (UK) 2006-2019

    • Overall rating of GP practices in England in 2019

    • Awareness and use of GPs online services in England 2020

  • 2. Nursing staff
    • Number of nurses in the UK 2010-2020

    • Registered nursing staff in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2020, by field of practice

    • Registered nursing staff in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2020, by age

    • UK: nurses and midwifes from the EU/EEA joining and leaving the register 2014-2020

    • United Kingdom: reasons for nurses and midwifes leaving the register in 2019

  • 3. Accident and Emergency
    • Total accident and emergency attendances in England 2012-2019, by quarter

    • Accident and emergency attendances in England 2019/20, by age

    • Accident and emergency attendances in England 2019/20, by gender and region

    • Share of accident and emergency attendances in England 2019/20, by diagnosis

    • Rate of attendance in hospital emergency care in Wales 2017/18, by health board

    • England: Hospital providers with the longest A&E waiting times in Q4 2018/19

    • Patients spending more than four hours in the emergency department Scotland 2020

    • Patients spending more than four hours in the emergency department in N. Ireland 2019

  • 4. Hospital services
    • Admissions to NHS hospitals in England, quarterly Q2 2016/17 - Q2 2019/20

    • Emergency admissions to NHS hospitals in Scotland 2005-2019

    • Admissions to NHS hospitals in Wales 2004/05-2018/19

    • Admissions to NHS hospitals in Northern Ireland 2010/11-2019/20

    • Number of hospital beds in the United Kingdom (UK) 2000-2019

    • Average length of stay in hospital in the UK 2010-2017

    • Leading busiest hospitals in England 2019/20, by number of admissions

    • Overall rating of NHS acute hospitals core services in England in 2020, by service

    • Hospitals: number of employees in the United Kingdom 2009-2019

  • 5. Opinions and satisfaction levels
    • Confidence in hospitals and health clinics in the United Kingdom in 2018

    • Trust in doctors and nurses in the United Kingdom in 2018, by gender

    • Treatment of patients at their last general practice appointment in England 2020

    • Satisfaction with experience of GP practices in England 2020

    • Levels of enthusiasm at work among NHS staff in England 2019

    • Average weekly unpaid overtime worked by NHS England staff 2019

    • NHS England: views of staff on the impact that staff numbers have on their job 2019

    • NHS staff views on levels of care administered by their organization in England 2019

    • Instances of abuse experienced by NHS England staff in 2019, by trust

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