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Workloads threaten to undermine doctors’ training, GMC finds

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 01 December 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6495
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers
  1. arimmer{at}

Increasingly heavy workloads are eroding the time doctors have for training, a survey of junior doctors conducted by the General Medical Council (GMC) has found.1

The GMC’s 2016 national training survey, published on Thursday 1 December, had 53 835 responses from doctors in training, from a possible 54 563—a response rate of 98.7%. The regulator found that while most doctors had a positive training experience, there were worries that an increasing workload was a threat to their training.

Of the doctors that responded to the …

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