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It's hoped a nice cup of tea and a chat will save GPs from burnout

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Actually, if you consider the benefits of counselling and how expressing ones feelings and sharing relieves stress, there is something to be said for taking the time, even just with colleagues for an informal cup of tea. I am a practice nurse and it is incredibly isolating and it was wonderful when I previously worked in a practice where all the health professionals got together after surgery. Now it is like a rat race and all giving and no taking. We are told not to work in silos with regard to communication and patient care, yet we set ourselves up where it is expected to just keep going in a relentless "work smarter" environment. I feel burnt out too, undervalued and demotivated with the lack of communication and consideration, ironically not with the patients.

Posted date

09 Jun 2014

Posted time

6:27pm

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