On the experience of being a GP today

Event overview

A Thinking Space for GPs

Guest Speakers: 

Dr Jenny Darkwah, GP

Dr Moyra McAllister, GP

Tim Kent, Consultant Psychotherapist, Primary Care Lead, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

GPs are a critical part of health care in the UK and are highly valued by the UK public. But GPs are providing care for over 1 million patients more now than they did 2 years ago, and are facing unsustainable workloads and increasing pressures such as growing demand for clinical care, more patients with complex care needs, and mounting demands to meet quality performance targets.

It is therefore not surprising that most GPs (59%) find their work ’very stressful’ or ‘extremely stressful’, and that an international survey of GPs in 2015* found that UK GPs have one of the lowest satisfaction rates amongst GPs internationally. More than one in five (22%) of GPs report being made ill by stress, and 29% have stated that they plan to leave general practice within the next 5 years.

This Thinking Space will provide a safe opportunity for GPs to explore their experiences of being a GP today and what might help to reduce isolation and burnout, and enable GPs to better cope with the pressures and challenges faced in general practice today.

*The Commonwealth Fund’s 2015 International Survey of Primary Care Physicians in 10 Nations

Thursday 7 December 2017, 7pm - 9pm (with refreshments served from 6.30pm)


5th Floor Lecture Theatre

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

120 Belsize Lane



The Tavistock Centre, London
7 December 2017 18:30 to 21:00

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