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As part of our Primary Care Workforce study, we looked at the work completed by University of Manchester who have been surveying the working lives of general practitioners (GPs) in England through The National GP Worklife Survey (GPWLS) for the past 19 years. We took the sample of GPs targeted from this project and boosted this to include all GPs in GM. The aim of the boosted sample was to compare the work-life experience of GPs in GM to that of GPs in the rest of England, and to provide an estimate of the number of GM-based GPs intending to leave their posts in the next five years. Responses were received from 18.8% (1915) of the GM GPs.
Findings suggested that in terms of experiences of their working lives, including job satisfaction, pressures at work, job characteristics and future work intentions, the findings in the GM sample are similar to the national picture. However, there were some small key differences:
You can read a more detailed report on our work here.
The full report from this study can be found here
Examining the impact of different initiatives on the economic sustainability of health and social care e.g., approaches to contracting and alternatives to formal care.