22% of GPS unable to cope
A “WORRYING” number of GPS are so stressed they feel they cannot cope, a new survey has found.
The Comres survey of 208 Scottish GPS commissioned by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Scotland found 22% struggled to cope due to stress at least once a week.
One in 10 said they felt like that either every day or most days.
The survey was carried out between August and September last year, but the release of the findings coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week.
RCGP Scotland said GP shortages and rising demand had left family doctors having to work harder and for longer hours. It has said Scotland needs 856 extra full-time GPS by 2021.