Pulse Today has reported that “NHS Practitioner Health has warned that a record number of GPs are turning to its services to receive help with stress, anxiety and difficulties sleeping, due to the current pressures on the health service.”
“Dr Elizabeth Croton, from Doctors’ Association UK GP Committee, told Pulse that it is ‘imperative’ that GPs have access to mental health support that is tailored to their needs.
She said: ‘The pressure on GPs is so intense that it can become the “norm” to put oneself last on the list of people they take care of and this is really not okay.
‘Self-care is not selfish and is an essential part of coping with this current work climate. The anti-GP media rhetoric has certainly, to my mind, had a negative effect on the mental health of GPs. I really hope that those who have participated in this coverage will be held to account one day.’
A list of resources for mental health support and wellbeing is also available for Doctors’ Association UK here.“
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