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Less than a quarter of GP trainees to stay in full-time clinical work, survey finds


"Working fewer hours" - based on what? no one asks me what hours I am actually doing GP work, the intensity and demand is incomparable to even 5 years ago let alone 15 or 20. If I do an 8 to 6 day I will not stop for even one minute from working flat out and that is not counting the 2200 finishes and occasional 0600 start to try and stay afloat with the reports, results, random demands placed on us. I accept our hospital consultant colleagues work long hours on paper but not one I am friends with admits to doing anywhere near the amount of work we have to do in a working day and are amazed at our unending workloads, and not mainly done by juniors either. My wife works "part time" as a GP 3.5 days per week and often hits 50 hours per week, her last 1/2 day began at 7:30 and she left the building after 4pm. Not sure the press keen on reality or facts regarding GP. Do many people consider 8.5 hours a half day?

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18 Aug 2018

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