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Reduce paperwork to retain young GPs, researchers say

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 07 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i114
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. 1BMJ Careers
  1. arimmer{at}

Reducing paperwork and slowing the pace of administrative change would help retain young GPs in the workforce, researchers have said.

The research, published in the British Journal of General Practice, found that many young GPs felt unsupported and vulnerable to burnout as a result of increases in their workload pressures and changes to the nature of their work.1

The research was commissioned by Health Education England and NHS England to investigate why “so many GPs leave the NHS below the age of 50 years.” …

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