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.
- 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 / well-being 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 just some some of the themes that were in the survey. If you wish to read the full report or in-depth analysis these can be downloaded via the links below.
Should you wish to reference any of the data please do so and acknowledge accordingly.