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Number of GPs suffering burnout has increased five-fold since 2000, LMCs warn

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As GPs are essentially self employed they have a duty to provide their own occupational health support. However the ATs have a responsibility to ensure GPs are fit to practice and that should include a health report as well as a knowledge based report. Any trends in ill health should be triangulated and would feed into a wider source of information. Registrars and sessional/salaried doctors should be assessed annually independent of revalidation and responsibility of their occupational health should be the practice that employs them. I fear too many GPs and doctors in general are working when they are too stressed and probably just keep going. We sign dozens of people of a week with stress-where do all the doctors go?

Posted date

28 May 2013

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11:05am

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