Pulse’s GP workload survey
This month saw the publication of the results from Pulse’s Workload Survey.
It revealed that more than half of GPs believe that they are working in unsafe conditions on a typical day. And that they work on average 11 hours a day. The survey caused a massive splash, featuring on Panorama, in all the national newspapers, on the Today Programme and in a number of BBC News bulletins. It was even raised by Jeremy Corbyn at Prime Minister’s Questions.
We also ran an investigation on out-of-hours GP services, which was again featured in the major national newspapers. It found that some services were running without GPs because of recruitment problems.
Elsewhere in the issue, we looked at key questions on addiction, providing an at-a-glance guide to the treatment of acute prostatitis in primary case and provided tips for risk-managing violence in primary care.