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What GPs need to log for Pulse’s workload survey

Pulse’s GP workload survey will take place on 11 February, when GPs will be asked to record details about their day

At the end of Monday 11 February Pulse will open its workload survey and would like as many GPs as possible from across the UK to take part by submitting details about that specific day.

The information that we would like recorded will include:

  • hours scheduled to provide clinical care
  • hours spent providing clinical care
  • hours spent on non-clinical work 
  • number of patient contacts
  • number of types of contact (face-to-face, phone, video, online questionnaire, home visit, care home)
  • level of clinical complexity
  • number of contacts booked on / before the day

GPs who want to take part should check back to the website at the end of the working day on 11 February to access the link to the survey.

The survey will remain open until later in the week, but all answers provided should be about 11 February.


Readers' comments (23)

  • Drachula

    I've spent the day (my day off) doing my appraisal and writing up a significant incident. On my day off.

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  • A quiet day for me today. Later than usual start at 08:00 (Was 06:45 on Friday with at 20:15 finish). As I had two booked minor ops sessions, only saw 26 patients in surgery and one home visit. Minor ops: removed a keratoacanthoma, several seborrhoeic keratoses and a lipoma. No sebaceous cysts this time.

    Lots of injections with quite a bit of variety- knee, shoulder, 1st carpometacarpal & STT joints, trochanteric bursae.

    Long discussion with an elderly lady and her family over the contested and emotional decision to consider a care home. Another with a young father who is worried that two of his children are autistic. Telephone discussions with hospital clinicians over a terminally ill woman in her early sixties with a lymphoma which has not responded to chemotherapy, and another with the heart failure nurses over an elderly lady who attended the clinic with her daughter despite her advanced dementia.

    Only 10 scripts today because my efficient partners cleared most of them before I finished my minor ops session.

    40 pathology tests reviewed and dealt with.

    early finish at 6pm because I'm not on call today.

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  • I have completed the survey today but it doesn’t include ability to log the 60 letters, scripts for 40 patients, results for 20 patients and 30 tasks sent by reception.
    I’ve just taken 24 hour retirement so all of the above and the 27 FTF consultations, 13 telephone contacts and 1 HV had to be squeezed into the 8 hours allowed to work

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