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Employers must tackle high level of burnout among trainees, says GMC

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 09 July 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3018
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

Almost one in four trainees (24%) and just over one in five trainers (21%) from across the UK feel burnt out to a high or very high degree because of their work, the General Medical Council’s national training survey has shown.1

The 2018 national training survey was completed by 51 956 doctors in training (a 96% response rate) and 19 193 trainers (a 41% response rate) between 20 March to 9 May 2018. It included questions about burnout for the first time.1

The survey also found that over half of all UK trainees (57%) and half of all UK trainers (50%) who responded always …

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