Table 1

Characteristics of the participating practices and doctors

DoctorGenderYears qualifiedMRCGPTrainerPractice sizeTraining practiceScottish allocation formula*
1Female30YesYes10 500Yes−2
2Male33YesYes6100Yes+6
3Male30YesYes
4Female16NoNo
5Female24YesNo8500Yes−15
6Female8YesNo
7Male26YesYes
8Female10YesNo5100Yes+1
9Male21YesYes
10Female11YesNo
  • * The Scottish allocation formula12 is the deprivation score used to allocate funding. Zero is average deprivation, positive figures are relatively more deprived. These practices run from the fifth most deprived to the second most affluent in Lothian.

  • MRCGP, Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners.