Capital Region of Denmark increases number of general practitioners

​The aging population means a need for more general practitioners. The Capital Region of Denmark will expand by nine new medical practices in 2020.

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The population of the Capital Region of Denmark is growing, and with a backdrop in the annual consultation with physicians and a forecast of the requirement for physicians over the next five years drawn up by the Capital Region of Denmark,  PLO-H and the municipalities, the Committee for Prevention and Cohesion under the Capital Region of Denmark has assessed that there will also be a need for more general practitioners (GPs) next year.

Politicians have just decided to expand capacity with nine new capacities (practices) and to earmark a reserve of ten further capacities to be called on as required.  

”We also increased the number of general practitioners in 2017, 2018 and 2019, but we still need more, so to make sure that everyone has access to a GP, we’re expanding resources again in 2020. As extra security, we’re earmarking ten further capacities that can be called on if unforeseen challenges for GP cover arise,” said Qasam Nazir Ahmad (Alternative), chairperson of the Capital Region of Denmark Committee for Prevention and Cohesion.

Facts about GP cover in the Capital Region of Denmark

  • There are currently 1,070 active capacities (practices) in general practice. In addition, 37 capacities have been allocated physicians or are being advertised and therefore don’t yet have patients. Total capacity is thus 1,107 capacities. 

  • The forecast shows that a capacity of 1,107 is adequate to cover the need for 2020. 

  • The population of the Capital Region of Denmark is expected rise further from 2020 to 2021 by 13,571 to a total of 1,876,607. Therefore, the Capital Region of Denmark is already expanding with nine capacities to cover the 2021 need for GPs. Since 2017 the Capital Region of Denmark has expanded the number of capacities in general practice by 50. Furthermore, there are the ten extra capacities earmarked as a reserve.  

Further information

Contact Qasam Nazir Ahmad (Alternative), chairperson for the Capital Region of Denmark Committee for Prevention and Cohesion on tel.: +45 42 70 40 42 or write to the Capital Region of Denmark press office at presse@regionh.dk


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