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My anti-burnout strategy for the next five years


I love the enthusiasm - but avoiding burnout does seem to depend on balance. My hints & tips would include getting a voice in LMC, BMA, RCGP - i.e. political - arenas:establish your street cred even if you can't afford the time to stand for election. Have a NHS interest which doesn't depend on the approval of TPTB(who will *always* jump on you if it advances *their* agenda) : I had GP IT (join the PHCSG and your systems NUG ;-)- but this may no longer be good advice:in my day, the FPC supported me:CCGs and NHS England won't. Guard your future financial position. Have interests outside your practice, and especially outside the NHS. Learn that you are not superhuman - learn the first word most kids learn - say "No" - and stick to it! Things were bad when I entered general practice - 1979: I think they are equally bad now - but different. Good luck - take care of yourselves - no-one else will. "Life is a joke, and all things show it. I thought so once and now I know it"

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13 Jan 2016

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