Burnt-out GPs reveal what makes their life hell

Bullying and unsupportive colleagues, for a start

Bullying colleagues and confrontational patients are among the key stressors for already burnt-out GPs, according to an English analysis with relevance to Australia.

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Published in BMJ Open, the study found dysfunctional working relationships, combined with the fear of making mistakes, complaints and inspections, add to the mix.
All this suggests that an increasing workload and long working hours form only part of the high levels of workplace stress and burnout widely reported among GPs, say the study authors.