COVID-19: analysing the impact of coronavirus on doctors

We are surveying our members to understand what doctors are experiencing so we can play this back to the Government. We highlight key findings from BMA surveys and access to results.

Location: UK
Audience: All doctors
Updated: Tuesday 16 February 2021

Vaccination surveys

The BMA is monitoring the roll out of both first and second dose vaccination against COVID-19 as we campaign for rapid vaccine distribution to doctors.

Starting on 9 January, we have surveyed a sample of members twice each week, with many thousands of you responding each time. The surveys track the roll out in absence of other publicly available data.

The vast majority of UK doctors in frontline patient-facing roles have received a first vaccine dose (latest data 13 February).

Our latest survey suggests that second doses are now increasing UK wide (19%), with the second dose rate slightly ahead in England, compared with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (15%).

Survey results - February 2021

So far, differences in rate of second vaccine dose by being identified as at higher clinical risk from COVID-19 and ethnicity show no more than small differences.

The roll out of second vaccine doses must ramp up extensively in the coming weeks to ensure the medical workforce has full vaccine protection.


COVID tracker surveys

We sent out our first survey to our members in April 2020 to ensure the voice and experiences of UK doctors are heard by the public and Government.

For results of our COVID-19 tracker surveys from April 2020 to present, see the resources section below.