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GPs in the UK are under extreme strain and public satisfaction with general practice has plummeted. Pressures on general practice are not unique to the UK and GPs around the world are contending with the impact of the pandemic on their patients and working lives.
The 2022 Commonwealth Fund survey compares perspectives from GPs across 10 high‑income countries. The survey asked GPs’ views about their working lives and wellbeing, quality of care and how services are delivered. Researchers analysed the survey data to understand the experiences of GPs in the UK and how they compare to other countries.
The survey has been running for several years but the 2022 survey is the first since the COVID-19 pandemic, so we also added questions about its impact on GPs. Taken together, the data help tell us how general practice is changing internationally – for better and for worse.