Journal article

Rates of turnover among general practitioners: a retrospective study of all English general practices between 2007 and 2019.

Rosa Parisi, Yiu-Shing Lau, Peter Bower, Kath Checkland, Jill Rubery, Matt Sutton, Sally J Giles, Aneez Esmail, Sharon Spooner, Evangelos Kontopantelis

BMJ Open | BMJ Journals | Published : 2021


OBJECTIVE: To quantify general practitioners' (GPs') turnover in England between 2007 and 2019, describe trends over time, regional differences and associations with social deprivation or other practice characteristics. DESIGN: A retrospective study of annual cross-sectional data. SETTING: All general practices in England (8085 in 2007, 6598 in 2019). METHODS: We calculated turnover rates, defined as the proportion of GPs leaving a practice. Rates and their median, 25th and 75th percentiles were calculated by year and region. The proportion of practices with persistent high turnover (>10%) over consecutive years were also calculated. A negative binomial regression model assessed the associat..

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Awarded by Health Foundation as part of the Efficiency Research Programme (AIMS)

Funding Acknowledgements

This project has been funded by the Health Foundation as part of the Efficiency Research Programme (AIMS ID: 1318316). All decisions concerning analysis, interpretation and publication are made independently from the funder.