The husband of a GP who killed herself last week has blamed the "unbearable pressure" of the job for her death.

Dr Gail Milligan's husband said he is in no doubt her job led to a taking her own life.

The 47-year-old mum of two's body was found in woodland in Bracknell, 24 hours after she was reported missing.

Her husband Christopher Milligan posted an emotional tribute in which he described the huge workload she faced and wanted to raise awareness of the pressures doctors are under.

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In the Facebook post which he gave permission to share, he said : "It's such a sad waste of a wonderful, beautiful, funny and absolutely bananas wife, mother and doctor."

Four days a week she would leave for work at 6.45am and return at 8pm, where she would work until he made her go to sleep at 11pm.

On her Thursdays off she would work for 12 hours from home.

Her jobs increased during the pandemic, working in a vaccination centre and a care home, where she watched many old people die.

She was also responsible for training three GPs, and an HR role at her practice.

He recounted the same workload all weekend, without time to even go on a dog walk, and said: "Next time you hear someone bang on about lazy doctors, please stop and think about what happened to my wife."

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He claimed her workload at Camberley Health Centre, Surrey, pushed her into a dark place.

He said: "She drove to a forest, walked deep into it where she would be nearly impossible to find, and took her life in the most shockingly violent way."

According to Thames Valley Police, Dr Milligan, from Wokingham was reported missing at 11pm Wednesday, July 27, and her body was found 24 hours later near Foresters Way, Bracknell.

Mr Milligan added: "This was not a cry for help, it was clearly the only way she could see an end to her suffering. If you knew my wife, you know how far from normal any of this was for her.

"Looking back, talking to friends and family, I think she had been hiding it for years, while helping other people deal with their mental health, she neglected her own."

He continued: "Me and my boys are broken. Especially me. I don't think I will ever be the same again.

"There just aren't enough GPs to cope, and now there is one less. An hour after I found that Gail was dead, I had to take our dog to be put to sleep.

"Aggressive cancer had torn through her at a terrific rate."

The Thames Valley Police are treating the death as unexpected but not suspicious.

Superintendent Helen Kenny, Bracknell and Wokingham Commander said: "Very sadly, after an extensive search, we have located the body of a woman.

"We are offering support to her next of kin, and on behalf of Thames Valley Police, I extend our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends at this extremely difficult time."