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Burnout among trainees is at all time high, GMC survey shows

BMJ 2022; 378 doi: (Published 19 July 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;378:o1796
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. Kent

Burnout among trainees and trainers has never been higher, the General Medical Council has said, warning that NHS backlogs are threatening doctors’ health and wellbeing.1

The UK regulator’s annual national training survey, completed by more than 67 000 doctors, shows a continuing worsening trend in answers about workload and burnout. It was completed by 76% of all trainees and 34% of all trainers in the UK.

Last year’s report showed how the covid-19 pandemic had reversed previous improvements, prompting the GMC to warn then that the changes should not become part of a “new normal.”23 This year’s report shows that the situation has deteriorated further, prompting the regulator to call for clinicians’ training and wellbeing …

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