Journal article

Working lives of GPs in Scotland and England: cross-sectional analysis of national surveys

Helen Hayes, Jonathan Gibson, Bridie Fitzpatrick, Kath Checkland, Bruce Guthrie, Matt Sutton, John Gillies, Stewart W Mercer

BMJ Open | BMJ Journals | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The UK faces major problems in retaining general practitioners (GPs). Scotland introduced a new GP contract in April 2018, intended to better support GPs. This study compares the career intentions and working lives of GPs in Scotland with GPs in England, shortly after the new Scotland contract was introduced. DESIGN AND SETTING: Comparison of cross-sectional analysis of survey responses of GPs in England and Scotland in 2017 and 2018, respectively, using linear regression to adjust the differences for gender, age, ethnicity, urbanicity and deprivation. PARTICIPANTS: 2048 GPs in Scotland and 879 GPs in England. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Four intentions to reduce work participation (5..

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