Journal article

General practitioner non-principals benefit from flexible working.

Fiona French, Jane Andrew, Morag Awramenko, Helen Coutts, Linda Leighton-Beck, Jill Mollison, Gillian Needham, Anthony Scott, Kim Walker

Journal of Health, Organization and Management | Published : 2005

Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to explore non-principals' working patterns and attitudes to work. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH: The article is based on data provided by a questionnaire survey. Findings - Gender division was apparent among the non-principals. Males were more likely to work full-time, because their spouses modified their working hours. RESEARCH LIMITATIONS/IMPLICATIONS: It was impossible to identify all non-principals in Scotland or to compare responders and non-responders, due to the lack of official data. Hence, the results might not be representative. PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS: More flexible posts would enable GPs to more easily combine paid work with family commitments...

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