In June 2019 we conducted an online survey into the current state of stress and adverse well-being amongst doctors in the UK. We received 721 responses from doctors of all grades & specialities and whilst some of the responses were surprising, many were not and gave an independant and accurate insight into the level of adverse well-being and stress amongst doctors.
- Over 80% of respondents regularly or sometimes felt stressed at work to the extent that their mental wellbeing was impacted.
- 97% of respondents said that they felt the NHS has a culture of viewing excessive stress and workloads as the norm.
- The most popular method of dealing with previous stress/wellbeing issues was to seek support from family/friends’ networks followed by GP help.
- Most respondents were aware of specialist resources and services to help them in times of need but the majority of respondents (75%) would still turn to family or friends to manage future well-being issues.
These are some of the themes found in the survey, we will be publishing the full results shortly – please keep an eye out for this to appear soon. The interim report can be found by clicking here.