Comparing the overall rate of primary care consultations in 5-19 year olds by GP practice reveals a spread of results around an average figure of 1.6 per year (Figure 11). The data expose a greater than two-fold difference in primary care consultation rates between the ‘lowest’ and ‘highest’ practices. Further examination does not reveal any clear geographical or demographic pattern to explain this variation.
Figure 11: Distribution of rates of primary care consultations for children and young people aged 5-19 by GP practices in Hackney and the City of London (Dec 2014-Dec 2015)
Source: Local service data extracted from the GP register by Clinical Effectiveness Group (CEG), Blizard Institute, 2016
Data covers all patients registered with a GP in Hackney and the City of London, including those not resident in either local authority.