Stressed at work — why don't GPs get help?

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Values such as stoicism make for a good doctor — but a poor patient.


GPs in the UK have every right to be grumpy about being overworked to the point of burnout. 

With widespread workforce shortages, many say they can no longer cope with the existing workload and paperwork, let alone take on new patients.

The situation makes them ideal study subjects when it comes to seeing how GPs deal with work-related stress. 

The answer, according to an article in the British Journal of General Practice, is not very

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