Junior Doctor Morale

Understanding best practice working environments


Background An unprecedented year for junior doctors: 2016

The annual GMC report found the levels of dissatisfaction across the profession has reached a different order1. The morale of the medical workforce has a direct impact on patient safety, the quality of care delivered and productivity.1,2,3 The manifestation of low morale, culminated in the first junior doctors’ strike in 40 years. Subsequent studies have demonstrated deep-seated issues around burnout, a lack of support, and not feeling valued.