5 reasons why GPs need a health plan

It's crucial to seek the support of colleagues and to be able to leave work at work

Starting a new year, many of us are thinking this will be the year we sort out our own health. We’ll take breaks, exercise and eat better, and won’t be so constantly exhausted.


But there’s a risk that as professionals we simply add ‘wellbeing’ to our ever-lengthening list of priorities. We have come to believe that the very nature of the work doctors do can contribute to exhaustion.

And in these five ways, at least, it does...

1. Compassion fatigue

Continuous exposure to distressing stories and events can lead to