The shape of the Job a personal view of how the GP job has changed since I began practising.
A survey carried out for the BMA of GP morale in 2014 is shown below in graph form.
GP Morale (2014)
In excess of 40% of participants in the survey expressed their morale to be either low or very low. The same percentage said that morale was moderate, with only 20% indicating that it was high or very high. A dissection of these figures across the various disciplines reveals that GPs reported a lower average morale than the other areas of practice surveyed and, equally worrying, a marked drop in morale amongst junior doctors when compared to previous quarters.(how prescient was this survey as the Junior Doctors prepare to strike for the first time in 40 years !)