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Quarterly survey Q2 2016

See the results from our latest workload and wellbeing quarterly survey.

Key findings include:

  • The most notable drop in morale over time is for juniors, coinciding with industrial action in the ongoing new contract dispute with the UK government
  • GPs reported slightly higher satisfaction with their work-life balance compared to the last quarter
  • The FYFV questions show that doctors’ are supportive of the principles of more integrated models of care. However, it is clear that more needs to be done to improve doctors’ awareness and engagement on these changes.

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Key findings from the survey

  • Morale

    • 45% of respondents reported their morale as being low or very low
    • On average, reported morale is lower than in the last three quarters
    Quarterly survey graphs, June 2016
  • Work-life balance

    • Mean satisfaction with work-life balance is no better than moderate across all branches of practice
    • GPs reported slightly higher satisfaction with their work-life balance compared to the last quarter (4.8).
    Quarterly survey graphs, June 2016
  • 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 survey graphs, June 2016
  • Five year forward view

    • Overall a greater number of respondents were not at all familiar with the pilot programme (56%) than were familiar/ very familiar with it (39%)
    • Familiarity was highest amongst GPs (55%) followed by consultants (38%), SAS doctors (21%) and then junior doctors (14%).
    Quarterly survey graphs, June 2016