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Quarterly survey Q4 2015

Morale

Tracker survey Q4 November 2015 morale graph

Work-life balance

Tracker survey Q4 November 2015 workload graph

Workload

Tracker survey Q4 November 2015 future graph

Job security

Tracker survey Q4 November 2015 morale graph

Future intentions

Tracker survey Q4 November 2015 workload graph

NHS changes

Tracker survey Q4 November 2015 future graph

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Key findings from the survey

Morale

  • Nearly 19% of doctors reported morale as high or very high.
  • Conversely, 47% of doctors reported morale as being low or very low.
  • On average, morale is slightly lower compared to the last two quarters.
  • Morale is below moderate for all branches of practice.
  • GPs continue to report the lowest morale.

 

Work-life balance

  • On average, satisfaction with work-life balance has stayed the same this quarter.
  • GPs again reported being least satisfied with their work-life balance.

 

Workload

  • GPs who reported their workload as unmanageable or unsustainable increased from 66% to 68.3% from the last quarter.
  • The number of junior doctors describing their workload as unmanageable or unsustainable has increased slightly.
  • Pressure from colleagues to work outside regular hours dropped for junior doctors from 19.2% to 6.5% this quarter.

 

Job security

  • GPs were most concerned about the security of their current post, with 12.2% reporting they were very concerned.

 

NHS changes

  • Repondents continue to report increased waiting times and breaches in A&E targets as directly impacting their place of work.

 

Future intentions

  • Nearly half the respondents were considering retiring early.
  • GPs were most likely to report that they were considering retiring early.
  • Over 66% of respondents cited changes to the NHS as the top factor that influenced considerations about their career.

Morale

Nearly 19% reported their morale as high or very high.

47% reported their morale as being low or very low.

On average, morale is slightly lower than in the last two quarters.

 

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Work-life balance

On average, satisfaction with work-life balance has stayed the same.

GPs again reported being least satisfied with their work-life balance.

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Workload

GPs were much more likely to report their workload as being unmanageable or unsustainable.

Consultants describing their workload as unmanageable or unsustainable has decreased from 50% to 44.5%.

The number of junior doctors reporting unmanageable or unsustainable workloads increased from 20.3% to 21.2%

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Job security

GPs were most concerned about the security of their current post.

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Future intentions

Over 66% of respondents cited work conditions and changes to the NHS as the top two factors that influenced considerations about their career.

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NHS changes

Respondents continue to report seeing high levels of waiting times and breaches of A&E targets at their place of work or nearby hospital in the last three months.

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