SHOROC State of the Region Report

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Key Indicator

Ratio of full time equivalent General Practitioners (GPs) to resident population of Local Government Area (LGA).

Target (SHOROC Region)

Increase of GPs to LGA resident population over time.

What is the current trend?

not available Indicator trend not yet available. Only the base data is available so we cannot track progress yet.

As illustrated in the following table, Mosman falls within the North Sydney GP Network and has a ratio of 1 GP to 812 Mosman residents. Pittwater, Warringah and Manly councils fall within the Manly Warringah Pittwater GP network and have a ratio of 1 GP to 1009 residents. Hence there is a total of 0.032 GPs per capita for the SHOROC Region:

GPs to LGA Resident Population & GPs per capital for the SHOROC Region, 2011
Mosman LGA (North Sydney GP Network) Pittwater, Warringah & Manly Councils (Manly, Warringah Pittwater GP Network) GPs per capita for the SHOROC Region
1GP to 812 Mosman Residents 1 GP to 1009 Residents 0.032 GP’s per Capita

 

Why use this indicator and what does this mean for the overall Health and Wellbeing of the SHOROC Region?

SHOROC is using this indicator as one of a suite of indicators to determine what the state of play is in respect to access to health services, when measuring the overall health and wellbeing of the SHOROC Region.

Note: Measuring of this key indicator commenced in 2011. The above “base data” will be utilised to measure future increases or decreases in the ratio of general practitioners to resident population over time.

Updated July 2013