College Statement on the GMC National Training Survey Results
21 Jul 2022
The College responds to the National Training Survey 2022 results.
The GMC has published the results of its National Training Survey 2022.
Some 67,000 medics across the UK responded to the poll, including both trainee doctors and those who train them.
Two-thirds (66%) of trainees said they are ‘always’ or ‘often’ worn out at the end of their working day.
And 44% said they were regularly exhausted in the morning at the thought of another day of work.
The risk of burnout is now the highest it has ever been since the GMC began tracking it in 2018.
Commenting, Mr Mike McKirdy, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow said:
“The findings from this report are not surprising to us.
Our healthcare workforce has faced unprecedented pressures over the past two years, the impact of which will continue to be felt for some time to come.
We know that a healthy healthcare workforce is essential for patient care. When the workforce is exhausted, experiencing burnout, and struggling to balance their work and personal lives, it impacts on everyone.
We welcome the progress being made in this area at UK Government level with the announcement of a workforce strategy later in the year and welcome the Scottish Government’s own workforce plan.
I am committed to working closely with all Governments across the UK to help determine the best way ahead.”
You can view the survey results here
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