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Pulse to launch major GP workload survey



GPs from across the UK are being urged to describe the daily workload pressures they face in a major new survey being launched by Pulse.

In its first ever GP workload survey, to be launched next week, Pulse want GPs to report the number and type of patients contacts they had on the day on Monday 11 February. We also want to hear from GPs about the levels of clinical complexity they saw among their patients on the day.

Pulse wants to capture these details to highlight conditions GPs are currently working under – and because this data is not available elsewhere.

GPs should check the Pulse website on Monday 11 February to take part in the survey and submit details about their day at their practice.

We also want to hear first-hand accounts from GPs about workload pressures being experienced on the day, so we can publish them as they’re happening.

Make sure to stay in touch with us using Twitter or over email on Monday 11 February so we can feature your comments.

Pulse editor Jaimie Kaffash said: ‘Without doubt, workload is the biggest issue facing GPs across the UK. Yet not enough has been done to provide a true reflection of the extent of this workload.

‘With this survey, we want to demonstrate to commissioners and decision-makers a snapshot of a typical working day in general practice, and ask them what they intend to do about it.

‘So please keep an eye on the website throughout the day on 11 February, and make a note of your working day. We can’t achieve this without your input.’