1 Sep 2023

GPs considering strike over working conditions

From Morning Report, 8:20 am on 1 September 2023

Some general practice doctors are considering strike action due to working conditions which are leading some towards breaking point.

In a survey of GPs released this week, more than 80 percent said they're worse off financially this year than last, 90 percent said they're concerned for their future, and more than half have had to reduce their services during the last six months.

AUT professor of Public Health, Dr Grant Schofield, is holding a "Future of Medicine" conference this month.

He says GPs are considering strike action due to dwindling morale and working conditions that are getting worse.

Schofield spoke to Corin Dann.