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Table 1 Participants’ intentions to remain in GP Workforce (% relates to number answering each question)

From: Retaining the general practitioner workforce in England: what matters to GPs? A cross-sectional study

Intentions Frequency (percent)
Work plans for the next five years 537 (45.1 %)
 Reduce hours of clinical work 67 (5.6 %)
 Increase hours of clinical work 216 (18.1 %)
 Reduce management responsibilities 201 (16.9 %)
 Increase management responsibilities 150 (12.6 %)
 Reduce teaching/training/research responsibilities 206 (17.3 %)
 Increase teaching/training/research responsibilities 161 (13.5 %)
 No plans to change 113 (9.5 %)
Intention to remain in general practice beyond the next five years  
 Yes 676 (58.1 %)
 No 488 (41.9 %)
Intention to work after retirement  
 Full-time 11 (3.0 %)
 Part-time 102 (27.6 %)
 Will not work after retirement 152 (41.1 %)
 Unsure 105 (28.4 %)
Intention to take a career break from general practice within next 5 years  
 Yes 267 (23.2 %)
 No 883 (76.8 %)
Reason for taking a career break  
 Starting a family/young children 46 (17.2 %)
 Looking after older children 12 (4.5 %)
 Caring for someone 7 (2.6 %)
 Travel/work abroad 125 (46.8 %)
 Study or research 20 (7.5 %)
 Other 57 (21.3 %)
Length of planned career break  
 Less one year 90 (36.1 %)
 Between 1–2 years 50 (20.1 %)
 More than 2 years 27 (10.8 %)
 Unsure 82 (32.9 %)