From Pulse Magazine
One in five GPs are working more than 60 hours per week as the number of GPs looking to quit direct patient care is on the rise.
This is the finding of the National GP Worklife Survey, carried out by the University of Manchester on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care.
The survey, which included 996 GPs in England, found that 20% are working 60+ hours every week – 12 hours more than is recommended by EU officials.
This comes after a Pulse survey of almost 1,200 UK GPs found that 27% were working more than 50 hours a week, with a further 13% working 45-50 hours 18 months ago.
GP leaders said the findings are ‘incredibly worrying’ but unsurprising ‘given the intense pressures family doctors are facing’.