It’s time for family medicine to get more family-friendly


General practice may be lauded as the specialty most conducive to a good work-life balance - but when it comes to maternity and early childhood, this is not the case.

Doctors are notoriously bad at allocating time between family, friends, self-care, sleep and work. We tend to allocate more hours to work at the expense of the others. 

Registrars have the added bonus of having to include study time, usually again leading to the loss of important time with family and friends. 

But what happens when