Table 1. GP practice and participant characteristics
GP practicePatient list sizea IMDquintileb Interview participants
Round 113–27 MayRound 228 May–13 JunRound 315 Jun–2 JulRound 43 Jul–27 Jul
1Medium–large1GP1, PM1GP1GP1NM1
2Small–medium2GP2, PM2GP2GP2GP2
3Medium3GP3, PM3NM9GP3NM9
4Medium–large5GP4GP4GP4NM2
5Small1GP5, PM40GP5NM3
6Very large5GP6, PM5GP6GP6GP6
7Medium5GP7GP7GP7GP7
8Small–medium5GP8, PM6GP8NM4GP8
9Very large5GP9GP9GP9NM5
10Small–medium5GP10, PM7GP10GP10GP10
11Small1GP11GP11GP11GP11
12Very large3GP12GP12GP120
13Small5GP13GP13GP13GP13
14Medium5GP14, PM8GP14GP14NM6
15Small50GP15GP15GP15
16Small30GP16, PM90GP16, PM9, NM7
17Small–medium30GP17, PM10GP17GP17
18Small10GP18, PM11GP18GP18
19Small–medium20GP19GP19GP19
20Medium20GP20GP20GP20
21Small10GP21GP21NM8
Total interviews 22 23 20 22
  • a Small:<10 000 patients; small–medium: 10 000–15 000 patients; medium: 15 000–20 000 patients; medium–large: 20 000–25 000 patients; large: 25 000–30 000 patients; very large: >30 000 patients. bIndex of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) quintile 1 = most deprived and 5 = most affluent.

  • GP = general practitioner. IMD = Index of Multiple Deprivation. PM = practice manager. NM = nurse manager, advanced nurse practitioner, or senior nurse.