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NHS unveils service to help GPs with burnout

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5459 (Published 07 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5459
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

GPs in England who experience stress and burnout will be able to access a new, free confidential support service from January 2017.

The NHS GP Health Service, funded by NHS England at a cost of £19.5m (€22.1m; $24.7) over the next five years, will offer services such as general psychiatric assessment and treatment, support for addiction related health problems, and one to one and group psychotherapy sessions.

The service will be available across England and will be provided by the Hurley Clinic Partnership, run by the former chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Clare Gerada, which currently provides the NHS Practitioner Health Programme …

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