Stressed? Have a chinwag with colleagues

Doctors can stave off burnout and exhaustion by holding fortnightly powwows during work hours, a randomised trial suggests.

The scheme, in which doctors attended regular group discussions with their peers, also boosted "empowerment and engagement at work", researchers found.

Seventy-four US hospital physicians took part in the study, which ran for nine months then followed up participants at three months and one year later.

The rate of overall burnout fell from