The average consultation lasts 18.4 minutes. This again varies according to gender, as male GPs reported shorter average consultations (16.8 minutes) than female GPs (19.6 minutes).3
The majority (68%) of GPs and GPs in training reported they work an average of fewer than 40 hours per week. The median response is 35 hours per week.41.
Work hours are decreasing for male and female GPs, with the weekly average falling from 42.4 to 41.8 between 2015 and 2019.42 More than half (54%) of AGPT Program participants surveyed reported that they intend to work part-time after achieving Fellowship. This has increased from 48% in 2018.26
More than half (54%) of GPs reported that they can maintain a good work–life balance (Figure 40), although this figure has decreased by 5% from 2020.
GPs who are practice owners are less likely to report they can maintain a good work–life balance (43%) than GPs who do not own a practice (57%). The proportion of GPs who are practice owners reporting they can maintain a good work–life balance has declined from 51% in 2019.
There is no significant difference between practice owners and non-practice owners in responses to the question about work–life balance improving in the coming 12 months.3 There have been no significant changes or trends in responses to these questions over the five years of the survey.