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GPs face long wait until retirement as review omits them from age-related 'risk' list


As a GP I would say that 25% is exclusively mental health related and the rest often has a big mental health component. Every ten minutes we see another patient with a different problem and have to shift gear to find solutions to diverse problems. Often one treatment worsens another condition. We have to consider so many different things. General Practice is incredibly stressful. You often take on the patient's burden. I have a pension forecast for me to retire at 55. I may even go earlier if the stress gets any worse.

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03 Mar 2014

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