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GPs to access free burnout service from January 2017


Was experiencing 'burnout', overloaded and firefighting every day,exhausted,losing empathy, feeling beaten and low. Getting home later every night too tired to eat and with a strange total body tingling feeling and palpitations ? Drained at the prospect of keeping up with appraisal requirements and CQC standards to be met. Patients complaining about a deteriorating service. Unable to recruit additional doctors. Thought about accessing mental health support to keep me functioning on 'the front line' and support my equally distressed colleagues. Then I had a simple thought - submit my resignation. It worked - I can now function as a human being again. All the previous grim feelings have resolved. Cured! I have every sympathy for my colleagues still trapped in a now hellish job role. Only those who do the job will really understand what that means. None of us signed up for the nightmare it has become.

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06 Oct 2016

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