Ninth National GP Worklife Survey

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


The National GP Worklife Survey is a national survey of GPs in England, which has been undertaken
nine times since 1999. The survey focuses upon GPs’ experiences of their working lives, asking
questions about: satisfaction with various aspects of their work (including physical working condition,
remuneration, variety, and ability to use their skills); sources of pressure at work (including resource
pressures, demands from a variety of sources, and workload); overall experience of their work
(including complexity and need to work quickly); and future working intentions (including intentions
to increase or decrease working hours and intentions to quit practice).
The survey targeted two samples of GPs: 4,000 randomly sampled GPs (cross sectional sample) and
2,316 GPs who had replied to the 2015 survey (longitudinal sample). Questionnaires were distributed
between October and December 2017. We obtained responses from 996 GPs in the cross-sectional
sample (25.2% of 3953) and 1199 GPs in the longitudinal sample (52.6% of 2280).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUniversity of Manchester
PublisherPolicy Research Unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System Manchester Centre for Health Economics
Number of pages36
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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