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Two fifths of GPs want to quit in the next five years, poll finds

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l960 (Published 28 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l960
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Four in 10 GPs intend to quit general practice in the next five years amid growing workload pressures, a survey1 has suggested.

Researchers at the University of Warwick sent a survey to all 1697 GPs in the Wessex region of England asking for their views on how workload pressures were impacting on their career intentions, receiving 929 responses (a 55% response rate).

The results, published in BMJ Open, reveal that 42% (361) of GPs intend to leave or retire from NHS general practice within the next five years. This compared with 32% (439) of those surveyed in the …

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