- More than half of GPs (56%) expect to retire or leave General Practice in the UK before they become 60 years old.
- One in four GPs (25%) say they will definitely do so.
- Around one in three GPs (32%) say they will probably not retire or leave British General Practice and just 6% say they will definitely not do so.
Q: At the current time, do you expect to retire or leave General Practice in the UK before you become 60 years old?
|NET: Probably / Definitely not||39%|
Base: GPs aged under 60 (n=934).
- GPs are most likely to cite volume of consultations as the main reasons why fewer medical students and foundation doctors are choosing to specialise in the general practice than used to (27%).
- Around one in five cite working hours (19%) and standing within the profession (20%).
- Among a range of “other” reasons being cited, the most common include “media portrayal” and “workload”.
Q: Which of the following do you believe is the main reason why fewer medical students and foundation doctors are choosing to specialise in the general practice than used to?
|Volume of consultations||27%|
|Standing within the profession||20%|
Base: British GPs (n=1,004).