Table 1.

The nature and frequency of concerns about GPs

Core issueDescriptionFrequency
PerformancePrescription errors, delayed referral, poor record-keeping, and diagnostic errors77
BehaviourCommunication skills, failure to meet workload demands, avoidance of responsibilities, poor interpersonal skills, and lack of engagement with appraisal28
ConductSexual harassment, domestic violence, and dishonesty19
HealthMental health, physical health, and substance abuse4
  • a Total is more than number of cases reviewed because some contained multiple concerns.