10 commandments for preventing GP burnout

With doctors under more work pressure than ever, British GP Dr Simon Tobin has developed some guiding principles for the resilient practitioner.

  1. Look after yourself as well as your patients.
  2. Keep a sense of perspective.
  3. Treasure your time away from work.
  4. Remember that your main role is to support individual patients to make the best possible decisions for them at this time.
  5. Don't be too hard on yourself when you make mistakes, as long as you learn something from them.
  6. Accept that on some days being adequate is acceptable.
  7. Sit down and