Regular consulter rate stays stable
The number of people making a regular visit to their GP has fallen by less than 1 per cent in the last 10 years.
Research by market analyst Mintel found 51.7 per cent of patients made regular visits to their GP in 1992. In 2002 the figure had fallen to 50.9 per cent. Researchers also found that expenditure on complementary medicines had risen by £48 million in the past five years to £130 million last year.