Doctors’ morale ‘lower than ever’

More than half of doctors suffer from “poor” or “terrible” morale at work – and many blame the Government’s NHS reforms, according to a new poll.

A survey of over 1,400 doctors found that some two-thirds (69%) would not recommend a career in medicine while the same number said morale had fallen in the last year.

The study for Hospital Doctor magazine found that many doctors blamed Government targets and reforms for ill-feeling.

Just 2% of doctors described their level of morale at work as “excellent”, with 54% saying it was “poor” or “terrible”.

Asked how NHS reforms had affected morale, 47% said they were unhappy with the Government’s reconfiguration of hospital services which will see more care moved into the community.

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