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GPs and practices are under exceptional pressure. GPs are being overwhelmed by rising workload, particularly from a growing ageing population with complex health needs. At the same time there is an emerging workforce crisis with shortages of GPs leaving many practices unable to recruit doctors and evidence that some experienced GPs are considering leaving general practice altogether.

In a recent BMA Tracker survey, 74% of GPs described their workload as unmanageable or unsustainable. This is significantly higher than any other category of doctor. Both the CfWI (Centre for Workforce Intelligence) and the HEE (Health Education England) workforce task group have reported that the current workload demands on GP practices are unsustainable, given current GP workforce levels. General Practice is stressful and at times we may all need support and help. The LMC are working alongside GP Health service that has trained mentors who provide confidential support for local GPs. For more information on the GP support scheme click here.

Please find below guidance and documents aimed to help practices manage their workload efficiently within safe and competent limits together with other links you may find useful in relation to workload.  

Please see below documents and guidance relating to insurance reports which you may find useful.

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10170BMA - Quality First - Managing Workload To Deliver Safe Patient Care
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10171Referrals – Guidance letter for patients
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