See the results from our latest workload and wellbeing quarterly survey.
Key findings include:
- 82% of doctors told us services where they work were under resourced last winter.
- According to 46% of respondents, the cancellations of elective surgeries last winter had no impact on pressure where they work, while 37% thought it actually had a negative impact on pressure.
- Almost 20% of respondents told us there were no services to support doctors with health problems where they work, while a further 33% didn’t know whether such services were provided.
- The vast majority (83%) of respondents thought that there should be a legal maximum for average weekly working hours.
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- 19% of respondents said that there were no services provided to support doctors who have physical or mental health problems where they work.
Treating refugee and Asylum seeker patients
- Over a quarter of respondents were aware of sometimes or regularly treating patients who are refugees or asylum seekers.
- 82% of doctors in the survey said the service where they work was under-resourced last winter.
Working hours regulations
- 83% of respondents believe there should be a legal maximum for average weekly working hours.
- This quarter, 45% of respondents described their morale as being low or very low, an increase on the last two quarters.
- Consistent with all previous editions of the survey, GPs remain the most likely to report working outside their regular hours "very often".