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Over half of GPs 'considering early retirement'

Some 57% of GPs are thinking of retiring before they turn 65, a poll from the British Medical Association suggests.

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'57% of GPs' thinking about early retirement

Over half of GPs are considering stepping down and retiring before their mid-60s because of their heavy workload, the doctor's union has warned.

Heavy workload is being blamed for the number of doctors aiming to retire early, the BMA said. Credit: PA

The British Medical Association (BMA) quizzed 420 GPs, 54% of whom said they believed their current workload was "unsustainable".

And 55% said their morale was "low" or "very low".

The union said that general practice is facing a "workload disaster".

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