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In 2022 nearly 10,000 doctors gave up their licence to practice*

Action needed to stop senseless waste of NHS talent - GMC chief warns.

Healthcare leaders and employers must act to stop the ‘senseless waste’ of thousands of doctors quitting the NHS each year, General Medical Council (GMC) Chief Executive Charlie Massey has warned in a speech today (Wednesday 16 November 2022).

"Poor working conditions and wellbeing issues are pushing practitioners out. The research found that overwork and poor work-life balance were factors in almost all migration decisions. Doctors who may otherwise have had long careers in this country are voting with their feet, and it’s draining the system of talent it cannot afford to lose.” 

"Doctors are not leaving UK practice because they have fallen out of love with medicine. Instead, it is because they can’t tolerate the environments in which it is practised. The problem is not their work, it is their workplace."


Learn more at our forthcoming A Practical Guide to Managing & Supporting Doctors in Difficulty CPD confernece.

Key speakers include:
Ms Helen Gately Head of Provisional Enquiries and Liaison General Medical Council
Dr Jayne Molodynski Advisor, Practitioner Performance Advice Service NHS Resolution
Dr Caroline Walker Founder The Joyful Doctor Psychiatrist and Specialist in Doctors’ Wellbeing

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