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Sessional GP work a positive choice, survey shows

The majority of sessional GPs choose their job for its flexibility and work-life balance – not because of a lack of partnerships.

These were the key findings for sessional GPs from the BMA survey of the profession, which had 15,560 respondents.

More than seven in ten locum GPs gave flexibility and the desire for a good work-life balance as the reasons for opting for their role. The figure was 58% for salaried GPs. Only 7% of salaried and 3% of locum GPs are working as sessionals because there are no partnerships available in their area, the survey found.