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Quarterly survey Q1 2017

See the results from our latest workload and wellbeing quarterly survey. For this survey we added questions on funding.

Key findings include:

  • Twice as many respondents described their morale as being low or very low, rather than high or very high. Over the last year, low morale has been a persistent issue.
  • GPs remain those most likely to report working outside their regular hours 'very often'.

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  • Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs)

    • Less than 15% of respondents support the introduction of STPs.
    • Asked about their biggest concern for STPs, all respondents said ‘funding’.
    20170350 Tracker survey March 2017 REVISED 07.06.17
  • Funding

    • Just 16% of respondents say they had not experienced a funding cut
    • More than half of respondents believe that the quality of care has deteriorated over the past 12 months
    • Only 5 respondents (1%) believe that their ability to maintain patient safety has improved over the past year.
    Quarterly tracker survey March 2017
  • Morale

    • 45% of respondents reported their morale as being low or very low
    • All currently working doctors have similar levels of morale.
    Quarterly tracker survey March 2017
  • Work-life balance

    • Mean satisfaction with work-life balance remains only moderate across all branches of practice
    • Compared to the last survey, there is a small decrease in satisfaction for all doctors except for SAS doctors, whose average satisfaction has stayed the same.
    Quarterly tracker survey March 2017
  • Workload

    • Consistent with all previous editions of the Omnibus survey, this quarter shows that GPs remain the most likely to report working outside their regular hours 'very often'.
    Quarterly tracker survey March 2017