Only one fifth of GPs expect their practice to survive

Topics covered: Ridouts professional advice

According to a recent survey of practice staff on the future of general practice, only a fifth of GPs expect their practice to still exist in 10 years.

The survey was initiated by a practice manager in Oxford and was initially sent out to local practitioners. Due to the number of responses received, a more extensive survey was circulated more widely. In total, over 2,700 responses were received and three-quarters of those were from GPs.

The final results showed only 20% of respondents were confident their practice would exist in 10 years, while a third disagreed.

97% of the respondents agreed their practice was ‘experiencing an ever increasing and unsustainable pressure of work’, while 68% said their referral rate was likely to increase in order to cope with increased demands on general practice.

Four-fifths of respondents said they believed one or more GPs in their practice was suffering from ‘burnout’.

Share on socials:


Get content like this straight to your inbox! 

* indicates required
Choose to receive...
Ridouts’ E-Newsletter tailored to:
Events and more

I agree to my data being processed in accordance with Ridouts' privacy policy: