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More than two thirds of GPs work less than full time, says official data


When making such statements which may be grasped by the public and journalists,'Part-time' or 'less than 37.5 hours' are inappropriate, potentially misleading descriptions. As indeed suggested in the text above, those consulting and seeing patients for example on 7 notional half days per week will still generally be working more than 50 hours a week if administration in the evenings and on their half days, both in the surgery and at home are taken into account, as they must be. To a clocking in and out public, the total duration of our toil should be the important main figure, with consulting hours being identified as part of that total.

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20 Sep 2018

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