GPs: intentions to leave general practice in the United Kingdom 2015, by stress level

This statistic displays the results of a survey on the relationship between stress level and intention to leave general practice in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015. 77 percent of respondents who would like to leave medicine for a different career found practising medicine extremely or very stressful.

Share of GPs intention to leave general practice in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015, by level of stress

Not too or not at all stressfulSomewhat stressfulExtremely or very stressful
Continue in general practice6%45%49%
Leave medicine for a different career3%20%77%
Continue in medicine but leave general practice2%26%71%
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Source

Release date

February 2016

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

March 2, to June 8, 2015

Number of respondents

1,001*

Special properties

GPs from the UK

Method of interview

Omnibus survey

Supplementary notes

* n (England)=475, n (London)=200, n (Scotland)=136, n (Wales)=110, n (Northern Ireland)= 80

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