More than two fifths of doctors in England say that their mental health is now worse than before the pandemic, a new study has revealed.
A snapshot survey of more than 6500 doctors conducted this month by the British Medical Association (BMA) found that 43% are currently experiencing work-related depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, emotional distress, or other mental health conditions and that it was worse than it had been before COVID-19 hit.
A further 12% said they had a work-related mental health problem but it was no different than it had been before the pandemic, while 39% said they did not have a work-related problem, and 6% preferred not to say.
A third (32%) said that their health and wellbeing was slightly worse than it had been during the first wave of the pandemic and 10% said it was much worse. More than a third (37%) said it was the same, while a fifth (21%) said it was better.
The full report will be published on the BMA website shortly.