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Over two-thirds of GPs plan to leave or reduce hours, finds DH-backed study

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These are in many ways manifestations of burnout due to excessive workload, complexity, multimorbidity, constantly 'giving' and lack of support services compounded by fear of complaints and defensive practice Given all this, we should be very proud of how much we are achieving and delivering But Somehow we must find a way forward as this is not sustainable How can we 'keep general practice brilliant'* I was very impressed with the RCP project on *keeping medicine brilliant' Here an evidence base was defined was action including Eight ‘domains’ of a doctor’s working life Workload Physical environment needed for work Interpersonal relations in the workplace Hospital administration and policies (read practice) Personal characteristics Career, education and training External/home circumstances Patient safety There is no magic bullet but I believe there are opportunities so we can use our initiative to improve morale and wellbeing in a holistic way stronger national and local strategies and actions are needed

Posted date

12 Apr 2017

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2:58pm

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