UK doctors choking under the pressure

Half of GPs in the UK are experiencing work-related stress and many seem to be at the end of the tether, the British Medical Association (BMA) warns.

A survey of 2079 salaried (working in a partnership) and locum GPs found just over half (52%) had felt unwell because of work-related stress in the previous 12 months.

For those working full-time, 62% have felt unwell due to stress.

Also, 11% report taking time off work to cope with stress in the past year, with salaried GPs the most likely to need a break.

Most say their stress is due to an increase in workload, with three-quarters of

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