The number of GPs in regular activity has fallen by 9% since 2010. They were then 94,261, against 86,364 in 2021, according to the National Council of the Order of Physicians (Cnom).
57% practice as a liberal, and 24% both in town and in the hospital (mixed practice), according to the statistical service of the social ministries (DREES).
The average age of GPs is 51. A quarter of them (26%) are aged 60 or over.
Women now represent half of the workforce, confirming the feminization of the profession.
The Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region is the one with the highest density of GPs with 178.9 practitioners per 100,000 population, well above the national average of 148.5. Haute-Normandie is the least well endowed, with 122.7 general practitioners per 100,000 inhabitants.