COVID-19: Survey shows that 1 in 3 doctors face mental health challenges

Responding today to the survey by BMA Scotland published today (Tuesday 21st April) which showed that a third of doctors said that during this pandemic, they were currently suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, emotional distress or other mental health condition relating to or made worse by their work, Professor Jackie Taylor, President of the […]

COVID-19: Survey shows that 1 in 3 doctors face mental health challenges

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Responding today to the survey by BMA Scotland published today (Tuesday 21st April) which showed that a third of doctors said that during this pandemic, they were currently suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, emotional distress or other mental health condition relating to or made worse by their work, Professor Jackie Taylor, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow said:

“This snapshot highlights that while progress is being made to properly protect health care professionals from COVID-19 itself, more needs to be done to safeguard those who are working on the frontline of this crisis.

“It’s particularly concerning to us that one in three of those who responded to the survey reported that they were suffering from a mental health condition relating to or made worse by their work. Patients can’t receive the best possible treatment if their own doctor’s wellbeing is compromised.”


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