The state of medical education and practice in the UK: workplace experiences 2023

Read the report (pdf)

The state of medical education and practice in the UK 2023 is published at a time when the UK health systems face extensive challenges. This report shares concerning data about the experiences of doctors and the challenges to providing adequate care to patients. In this context, careful and constructive exploration of the practical, evidence-based steps that can be taken to improve the situation is critical – to protect both patients and the doctors who care for them.

This year’s report


Barometer survey

We commissioned IFF Research to conduct an online survey of doctors: the Barometer survey.

The GMC Barometer survey is a tracking survey that we run every year to find out how doctors’ experiences of practising in the UK are changing over time. The key findings are reported in The state of medical education and practice in the UK.

The 2022 survey, as in previous years, covered doctors’ satisfaction in their working lives, career intentions over the next year, experiences in the workplace and adaptations to pressurised environments.

We also commissioned IFF to undertake follow up qualitative research with a small number of trainers that took part in the 2022 Barometer survey, to understand more about their role and how they balance it with their other responsibilities as a doctor.

Download the Barometer survey 2022 report (pdf)
Download the Barometer survey 2022 data tables (excel)
Download the follow-up trainer interviews report (pdf)

Previous reports

See our findings from 2011 to 2022