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GPs and dentists retirement numbers and ages: FOI release

Published: 3 Apr 2019

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
3 Apr 2019
GPs and dentists retirement numbers and ages: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/00620
Date received: 5 Mar 2019
Date responded: 1 Apr 2019
Information requested

 

1. The average age of GPs that have been retiring each year from 2015-2018

2. The average age that dentists have been retiring each year from 2015-2018

3. How many GPs have retired before their state retirement age each year from 2015-2018

4. How many dentists have retired before their state retirement age each year from 2015-2018

5. How many people have retired from an GP role in each year from 2015-2018

6. How many people have retired from an dentist role in each year from 2015-2018

 

Response

 

The figures you have requested concern retirals.  However, SPPA keeps information on  individuals’ pensions and the figures below therefore relate to the point at which someone takes their pension. This includes Voluntary Early Retirement and Ill-Health Retirement, but does not include any member who may return to employment at a future date. 

1. The average age of GPs that have been retiring each year from 2015-2018. 

Financial Year

Average Age

2015-2016

59

2016-2017

59

2017-2018

58

 

2. The average age that dentists have been retiring each year from 2015-2018. 

Financial Year

Average Age

2015-2016

59

2016-2017

58

2017-2018

59

 

3. How many GPs have retired before their state retirement age each year from 2015-2018. 

Financial Year

Members

2015-2016

189

2016-2017

185

2017-2018

167

 

4. How many dentists have retired before their state retirement age each year from 2015-2018. 

Financial Year

Members

2015-2016

79

2016-2017

69

2017-2018

73

 

5. How many people have retired from a GP role in each year from 2015-2018. 

Financial Year

Members

2015-2016

195

2016-2017

196

2017-2018

172

 

6. How many people have retired from a dentist role in each year from 2015-2018.

Financial Year

Members

2015-2016

86

2016-2017

77

2017-2018

76

 

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