This paper presents the results of the 2006/07 UK General Practice Workload Survey. The report has been agreed by the Technical Steering Committee (TSC), which includes representatives from the four UK health departments, NHS Employers and the General Practitioners' Committee of the BMA.
The last survey was undertaken in 1992/3, and considered the workload of GPs. This report provides an overview of the entire workload and skill-mix of general practices in the UK in 2006/7 and is the first under the new contract. Staff in a representative sample of 329 practices across the UK completed diary sheets for one week in September or December 2006.
As the survey was targeted at work in the practice it excludes work done elsewhere as well as any work identified as out-of-hours (OOH) not relating to the GMS/PMS/ PCTMS practice contract.