28 October

The GMC have warned in their annual report that despite the UK being among the leading healthcare providers in the world, “there is a state of unease within the medical profession across the UK that risks affecting patients as well as doctors”. The annual report highlights the impact that an ageing population living with long-term conditions has on the systems of healthcare across the UK.

The doctors’ regulator reports some of the highest levels of stress, depression and anxiety in doctors than ever before. Former health minister, Dr Poulter told BBC Radio 4 that morale is at the lowest he has known in the last few years. This is causing a high percentage of doctors planning on taking a break, giving work-life balance as the reason.

This news does not come as any shock to the medical profession and healthcare sector, a succession of reports have exposed the pressures across the industry. The King’s Fund in particular provided analysis on the increasing complexity and intensity of the General Practice workload, found here. The GMC indicated there is also a substantial burden being felt by junior doctors.

More details can be found on the BBC website.

At Primary Care Professionals we understand that there are three key factors that have directly contributed to the situation that General Practice is currently undergoing:

  • Workforce retention
    • 498 GPs left the workforce over a six month period
  • Workforce Retiring
    • 5% of GPs nationally are retiring in the next five years
  • Workforce training
    • 30% of GP training places remain unfilled (August 2016)

These factors, coupled with the increase of people living with long-term conditions and the plans to shift secondary care treatment into primary care settings will only fuel the existing pressure felt by GPs across the country. Without any intervention and support, General Practice will not be sustainable in years to come.

As a leading recruiter of healthcare professionals in the UK, we feel that it is not only our duty to increase the capacity of the workforce but to support General Practice to become more sustainable for the future. We have innovative solutions that assist in reducing the current workload for GPs allowing them to have a healthy work life balance. Our overall goal is to make General Practice a more desirable place to work.

Register with us today for our latest roles

Here at Primary Care Professionals we understand that your days are busy so finding the time to search for that new role can be tough. Register with us today with your details along with your CV and we do the leg work of searching for your perfect role so you don’t have to. When we find the latest jobs that are tailored to you we will send you the details direct, putting you forward for only the best roles.

Register Now

Got some questions you want to discuss?

We have a dedicated team on the phones to answer any questions or just talk through what your looking for if you prefer a more personal touch. Arrange a call back from one of our knowledgeable team members and we will get you into your new role as soon as possible.

This field is required
This field is required
This field is required

Be kept in the know of our latest jobs.

We know your time is precious and checking latest job boards regularly can quickly fall down the priority list. How about you let us do all the leg work and send you all our latest roles from across the country directly into your inbox on a monthly basis. Its as easy as registering your name and email address and we take care of the rest. Register today with nothing to lose and the perfect new role to gain.

This field is required
This field is required
This field is required

Register for jobs now…

Please fill out the form before with your Name, Email and Telephone number along with your CV and we will personally search our database and send you our latest jobs that are tailored for you. So we do all the leg work.

×