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Table 2 Demographic profile of GP respondents (n = 203) in Northern Ireland

From: General practitioners’ experiences with, views of, and attitudes towards, general practice-based pharmacists: a cross-sectional survey

  Number of GP respondents (%) Number of NI GPsa
(%)
Gender
 Female 85 (42.1) 778 (57.6)
 Male 116 (57.4) 573 (42.4)
 Prefer not to say 1 (0.5) *
Age (years)
 25–39 28 (14.2) 456 (33.8)
 40–44 24 (12.2) 239 (17.7)
 45–49 26 (13.2) 179 (13.2)
 50–54 44 (22.3) 188 (13.9)
 55–59 51 (25.9) 184 (13.6)
  ≥ 60 years 24 (12.2) 102 (7.5)
Average years since the GP respondent had obtained Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or equivalent (qualified as a GP) (± SD) 23.6 (± 9.4) *
Average number of GPs’ sessions per week (± SD) 7.1 (±1.5) *
Location of general practices
 Rural 61 (31.0) *
 Suburban 66 (33.5) *
 Urban 70 (35.5) *
Trust area of Northern Ireland in which majority of GPs’ patients predominantly reside
 Belfast 40 (20.0) *
 Northern 48 (24.0) *
 South Eastern 41 (20.5) *
 Southern 39 (19.5) *
 Western 32 (16.0) *
Size of general practices
 Small (< 3000 patients) 17 (8.4) *
 Medium (3000–10,000 patients) 156 (76.8) *
 Large (> 10,000 patients) 30 (14.8) *
Other health and social care professionals working within general practices
 General practitioner (GP) – Partner 197 (98.5) *
 General practitioner (GP) – Salaried 81 (44.5) *
 Practice-based pharmacist (PBP) 203 (100) *
 Practice nurse 194 (98.0) *
 Others 117 (91.4) *
  1. a Data published quarterly (equating to July–September 2019, published on October 1st 2019) on the BSO website [29]
  2. * Information unavailable