GP tells colleagues to get on their bikes
Dr Penny Rother says GPs could combat high stress levels by taking more exercise after a Pulse survey on GP health revealed soaring levels of anxiety. Dr Rother, a part-time GP in Edinburgh, is arguably the fittest GP in the UK as she completes 10 triathlons a year.
The 46-year-old will be competing in the World Age Group Triathlon Championships in May, where she won the silver medal in the 45-49 group last year. She encouraged GPs to fit exercise into their busy schedules: 'Maybe GPs would be less stressed out if they did.'