228679 - NHS: Bureaucracy (Answered)

Heidi Alexander
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the average number of hours spent on administrative tasks each week by (a) nurses and (b) GPs in the latest period for which figures are available.

George Freeman

The GP Worklife Survey collects data from over 1,000 general practitioners (GPs) on the proportion of time spent on different activities. The latest data is from 2012 and suggests that GPs spend 62.3% of their time on direct patient care and 19.3% on indirect patient care. 10.9% of their time was spent on administration and 7.5% on other activities.

Source: http://www.population-health.manchester.ac.uk/healtheconomics/research/reports/FinalReportofthe7thNationalGPWorklifeSurvey.pdf

This information is not available for nurses.