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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)

  • excellent work. Only shame that media has to do it.

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  • Lucy’s average day sounds so much like mine! I suspect most of us are suffering in silence. I myself am looking at anyway possible to drop a day at my practice and do locums just to survive!
    I have no quality of life.

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  • Nhsfatcat

    I'll try but I suspect I won't have time to complete :)

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  • Australian GPs gets 45 min for depression per patient, I get 10min. They do not have to do ambulance, A+E calls or patient queries and has no home visits. Their usual appointments are 15-20 min.

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  • What about those of us who aren't in work on 11th Feb?

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  • Bagpus,
    You ask my question for me. Please could we have an answer?
    Could there be another survey day, to provide evidence that Monday 11th is normal (or not)?

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  • doctordog.

    I always find myself surprised that colleagues have such little control over their workload.

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  • How can you control workload if the GP recruitment crisis leaves you covering the work of absent colleagues due to unfilled GP partner or salaried postitions? On my last day as a partner I was doing the work of three GPs. The survey will presumably show that any variance in activity will be highest in under doctored areas.

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  • doctordog.

    SAY NO.

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  • I don't want to cynical but GP have to do this unpaid and in their own time. And it WILL be ignored (DOI cycnical GP for 30 years)

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