Second national survey of consultants, SAS doctors and GPs

Second national survey of consultants, SAS doctors and GPs in Scotland

Investigators

Sutton, M., Ikenwilo, D., and Skåtun, D. (HERU) Needham, G. And French, F. (NHS Education for Scotland)

Summary

This was a follow-up to the national survey of doctors commissioned by the Scottish Executive in 2001. Consultants, Staff and Associate Specialists, and General Practitioners were sent postal questionnaires asking them about their working hours, job satisfaction, working conditions and preferences for different aspects of their jobs. These data were compared across doctor groups and to the responses received in 2001. The results of this project highlighted changes in preferences, job satisfaction and general attitudes to workload especially following contractual reforms for consultants and GPs. The study provided useful insights into issues of recruitment and retention which are not normally measured or assessed.

Contact

D Ikenwilo

Status

Complete

Publications

Geue, C., Skåtun, D. and Sutton, M. Who wants to provide out-of-hours care now? Economic influences on GPs' decisions to provide out-of-hours care. British Journal of General Practice. 2009; 59(558): e1-e7.

French, F., Geue, C., Ikenwilo, D., Needham, G., Rooke, C., Skåtun, D. and Sutton, M.Changes in job satisfaction, work commitments and attitudes to workload following contractual reform. Report to Scottish Executive Pay Modernisation, December 2006.

French, F., Geue, C., Ikenwilo, D., Needham, G., Rooke, C., Skåtun, D. and Sutton, M. Changes in job satisfaction, work commitments and attitudes to workload following contractual reform. HERU Briefing Paper, University of Aberdeen, February 2007.

Sutton, M., Ikenwilo, D., and Skåtun, D. Evaluation of the introduction of a pay for performance contract for UK family doctors using participant perceptions. HEDG Working Papers WP 07/20, 2007.

Skåtun, D. Who wants to provide out-of-hours care now? HERU Briefing Paper, University of Aberdeen. December 2008.

Presentations

Geue, C., Skåtun, D., Sutton, M.,French, F., Ikenwilo, D.,Rooke, C. and Needham, G. Should I stay or should I go? Changes in the intentions of consultants to work beyond statutory retirement age. HESG. Brunel University, September 2007.

Ikenwilo, D., Sutton, M., Skåtun, D., French, F., Needham, G., Geue, C. and Rooke C. A longitudinal data analysis of consultants’ job satisfaction. Scottish Economic Society, Perth, April 2007.

Morris, S., Elliott, R.F., Ma, A.,McConnachie, A., Rice, N., Skåtun, D. and Sutton, M. An investigation into private and NHS incomes earned by consultants in England. HESG. Birmingham, January 2007.

Sutton, M., Ikenwilo, D.and Skåtun, D. Using participant perceptions to evaluate unpiloted reforms: the benefits that Scottish family doctors attribute to a new pay for performance contract. Nordic HESG. Estonia, May 2007.

Sutton, M. and Bailey, D. The influence of working conditions on the productivity of hospital doctors. HESG. Brunel University, September 2007.

French, F., Needham, G., Rooke, C., Sutton, M., Geue, C., Ikenwilo, D.and Skåtun, D. To what extent does gender continue to influence the career choices, working patterns and job satisfaction of doctors in the NHS in Scotland. Work, employment and Society (WES) conference. Aberdeen, September 2007.

Sutton, M., French, F., Geue, C., Ikenwilo, D., Needham, G., Rooke, C. and Skåtun, D. The new consultant contract: impact on performance and job satisfaction. 'Paying for Performance? Changing payment systems and the Scottish Health Service'. Health Economics Research Unit Policy Conference. Edinburgh, October 2007.

Geue, C., Skåtun, D. and Sutton, M. Do changes to pay and working conditions influence hospital consultants’ retirement plans? European Health Economics Conference. Rome, July 2008.

Sutton, M., Geue, C., Ikenwilo, D., Skåtun, D., French, F., Needham, G. and Rooke, C. Changes in job satisfaction and attitudes to workload following contractual reform. International Medical Workforce Collaborative. Vancouver, March 2007.

Sutton, M. The influence of working conditions on the productivity of hospital doctors. Health Economics Bergen. University of Bergen, May 2007.

Sutton, M., Ikenwilo, D. and Skåtun, D. Evaluation of the introduction of a pay for performance contract for family doctors using participant perceptions. Biostatistics Group. University of Manchester. March 2008.

Sutton, M., Needham, G., French, F., Geue, C., Ikenwilo, D.,Rooke, C. and Skåtun, D. Second national survey of non-training grade doctors in NHSScotland - Main findings. Scottish Executive Health Department, Workforce Directors. Edinburgh, November 2006.