New health service for GPs with mental health problems

26th February 2017 by Kate Little

New health service for GPs with mental health problems

Mental ill-health in doctors is a global phenomenon. Doctors experience more mental ill health and addiction than other professional groups.

The numbers in the UK are high. A recent survey of 600 doctors by the Medical Protection Society (MPS), reported high levels of stress (75%), anxiety (49%), depression (32%) and suicidal feelings (13%).

There are higher rates of suicide in doctors than other professionals, especially in young women, who are two and a half times more likely than other women to kill themselves.

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"I am delighted by the way the NASGP has grown and become such a good support group for locums and other non-principals. I have really appreciated the mailings and enjoyed attending one conference. Please keep up the good work!"

Dr Sarah Steed, GP, Cambridge

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