By Dr Mark Hann and Professor Bonnie Sibbald
Questions relating to General Practitioners’ (GPs) attitudes towards health and work were included in the sixth National General Practitioner Worklife Survey conducted by the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre. The survey was administered by post to a randomly selected sample of 4,185 GPs from England, Wales and Scotland between September 2010 and November 2010. The survey explored GPs’:
- knowledge of the health benefits of work and sources of advice and support for patients
- attitudes towards promoting the health benefits of work
- behaviour in promoting work as a benefit to health, using the new fit note as an opportunity to do so.