More doctors than ever stressed and wanting out

The Seventh National GP Worklife Survey conducted by the University of Manchester last year for the Department of Health, found GPs were mainly dissatisfied over their hours of work – which increased slightly to nearly 42 hours per week on average – as well as their remuneration.

The researchers noted also that GPs were exhibiting the highest levels of stress seen since the surveys started in 1998.

The number of doctors thinking about leaving general practice in the next five years increased from 6.4% in 2010 to 8.9% in 2012 among those aged under 50,

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