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Quarterly survey Q2 2017

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

Key findings across the survey responses indicate the pressure on staff.

  • 67% of respondents told us there are currently rota gaps where they work.
  • 61% of respondents said their stress levels had increased over the last year.
  • 11% of respondents reported co-workers leaving since the EU referendum.

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  • Patient access

    • More than 70% of respondents believe that it has become more difficult for patients trying to access NHS care.

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  • Stress

    • More than 60% of respondents reported increased stress levels over the past year.

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  • Rota gaps

    • More than two-thirds of respondents told us there are currently rota gaps where they work.
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  • EU referendum

    • 11% of respondents say colleagues have departed because of the decision to leave the EU.
    • This suggests the NHS could face large recruitment issues as the UK leaves the EU.

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  • Current morale

    • 44% of respondents reported their morale as being low or very low.
    • Over the past 12 months, the proportion of respondents reporting low or very low morale has fluctuated around 50% for all branches of practice.

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  • Work-life balance

    • Mean satisfaction with work-life balance remains only moderate across all branches of practice.

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  • Current 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'.

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