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Check yourself out

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Stop a minute. Do you think you might be at risk of burnout, alcohol and nicotine dependence?



Burnout can occur in a range of occupations, but most frequently occurs in the caring professions.

Factors contributing to burnout include excessive workloads, patients pressures, lack of control, interference from managers, insecurity; reorganisation, poor support, front line practice, perceived threats of complaints or violence and dysfunctional workplaces.

This confidential questionnaire can help you screen yourself for symptoms of burnout. It will help you identify feelings and experiences you have about your work, so that you can get a feel for whether you might be vulnerable to burnout.

Am I at risk of burnout?


Alcohol dependence

This questionnaire provides a simple method of screening for excessive drinking and can be used to identify harmful or hazardous patterns of alcohol consumption. The questions should be answered in relation to your use of alcoholic beverages over the past year.

Am I alcohol-dependent?


Nicotine dependent

What are your triggers for smoking? Use this questionnaire to find out your level of nicotine dependence.

How heavy a smoker am I?


Where to go to get help

Check our list of resources


Talk to someone

If you are a doctor or a medical student and want to talk to someone in confidence - call our Wellbeing support services on 0330 123 1245. You don't have to be a member of the BMA to use this service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Peer support service runs alongside BMA Counselling and gives doctors and medical students in distress or difficulty the choice of speaking in confidence to another doctor.

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