GP Workload strain compromises patient safety

Unmanageable workload means GPs are struggling to provide safe care to patients, according to the results of a BMA survey.

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Findings from the recent survey of GPs in England highlight the alarming impact spiralling levels of demand are having on GPs, many of whom are increasingly unable to cope. Based on more than 5,000 responses, the survey found that 84 per cent of GPs report that unchecked and growing workload pressures are undermining their ability to provide safe and quality care. Of this figure, 57 per cent described their daily workloads as ‘unmanageable’ with a further 27 per cent saying that excessive pressures are directly impacting standards.

Read the full overview here

Read the full survey results here

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