Retaining the current medical workforce
Research shows that a complex combination of factors are leading to poor job satisfaction within general practice including workload, remuneration, perceived lack of recognition, increasing bureaucracy, indemnity costs and lack of peer support. This is leading to an increase in the rate at which general practitioners are choosing to leave the workforce, or work on a more part-time basis.
NHS England continues to invest in ways to support GPs who might otherwise leave the profession, and is encouraging local systems to take action to work with practices, and identify ways to encourage and support GPs to remain in practice. Building on earlier piloting work – and emerging examples of good practice across the country — we’re investing an additional £10 million in 2018/19 to provide more help to those areas that are struggling most.