GP workload intensifies as practices head for tough winter

GP workload intensified sharply in the final two weeks of September with practices delivering 6% more consultations and a third more clinical administrative work than in the same period in 2019, GPonline analysis of RCGP data shows.

Four in five GPs report heavy workload as COVID-19 second wave builds

Four in five GPs say their practice is currently facing levels of workload that are above normal – with rising demand for consultations, the strain of remote patient contacts, staff absences and the backlog of NHS treatment adding to pressure as a COVID-19 second wave builds in the UK.