Changes in mental health of UK hospital consultants since the mid-1990s

  title={Changes in mental health of UK hospital consultants since the mid-1990s},
  author={Cath Taylor and Jill Graham and Henry W. W. Potts and Michael Richards and Amanda J. Ramirez},
  journal={The Lancet},
Care and despair in the UK National Health Service
Impact of hospital consultants' poor mental health on patient care
Psychiatric morbidity (General Health Questionnaire—12 score ⩾4) was present in 32% of responders, who were twice as likely to report drinking hazardous levels of alcohol, being irritable with patients and colleagues, reducing their standards of care and intending to retire early.
Trend of burnout among Swiss doctors.
Burnout levels among Swiss doctors have increased over the last decade, in particular among French-speaking doctors, after adjustment for significant socio-demographic and work-related characteristics.
Burnout in health care providers of dialysis service in Northern Italy--a multicentre study.
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Although burnout is not a general problem in dialysis health care providers, a subgroup of them may be identified, who would benefit from supportive measures to prevent this condition.
Prevalence of burnout among Swiss cancer clinicians, paediatricians and general practitioners: who are most at risk?
In this Swiss sample, cancer clinicians had a significant lower risk of burnout, despite a more important workload, and involvement in research and teaching activities and access to continuing education may have protected them.
Can we reduce burnout amongst cancer health professionals?
A cross-sectional study of mental health and well-being and their associations in the UK veterinary profession
Compared to the general population, the sample reported high levels of anxiety and depressive symptoms; higher 12-month prevalence of suicidal thoughts; less favourable psychosocial work characteristics; lower levels of positive mental well-being; and higher levels of negative work–home interaction.
What’s up doc? A national cross-sectional study of psychological wellbeing of hospital doctors in Ireland
The work hours of doctors working in Irish hospitals were in excess of European Working Time Directive’s requirements and just over half of hospital doctors in Ireland had positive well-being, which is likely to be a barrier to accessing care.
Burnout and quality of life among Spanish healthcare personnel.
The results showed that health-related quality of life reported by this sample of healthcare personnel was lower than the reference population values, especially in those SF-36 dimensions that comprise the mental component.
Burnout and psychiatric morbidity among doctors in the UK: a systematic literature review of prevalence and associated factors
The results indicate a worryingly high rate of burnout and psychiatric morbidity among UK doctors, which could have a huge negative impact on healthcare provision in general.


Minor psychiatric disorder in NHS trust staff: Occupational and gender differences
Female doctors and managers showed a much higher prevalence of minor psychiatric disorder than their male colleagues, and studies are required to establish the organisational, occupational and individual determinants ofMinor psychiatric disorder among NHS employees.
Who retires early from the NHS because of ill health and what does it cost? A national cross sectional study
The magnitude of the problem in terms of annual rates of retirement because of ill health, the direct cost to the NHS Pensions Agency, and whether this ill health is caused by work is estimated.
Household Panel Survey
Summary. The paper performs an evaluation of the data that were collected in the sixth wave of the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) on childhood family structure. After comparing such data with