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Workload and wellbeing quarterly survey

We keep track of doctors' workload and wellbeing with the BMA quarterly survey (formerly known as the omnibus or tracker survey).

The quarterly survey has been recently revised, and will now focus on one topical issue per quarter. It will also include questions on workload, morale and work-life balance, which will be repeated every quarter.

The BMA's Public Health and Healthcare Delivery function (PHHD) creates the survey and analyses the results.


Key findings from our most recent survey

  • 71% of respondents report that there are currently rota gaps in the department in which they work.
  • Over 65% of respondents thought that it has become more difficult for patients trying to access NHS care over the past 12 months.
  • 40% of respondents believed their workplace was highly or moderately under-prepared for the coming winter, compared to only 23% who thought it was moderately or highly prepared.
  • 14% of respondents reported co-workers leaving since the EU referendum.

Quarterly survey Q3 2017

See the results from our previous quarterly surveys


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We need your views to help us shape BMA policy.

We have already recruited 2,600 members to our online research panel and we want you to join them.

Members are asked to complete no more than six panel surveys per year and will have the chance to enter a prize draw in a number of surveys.

Our research has:

  • Informed official BMA responses to Government consultations
  • Supported our evidence to the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration (DDRB)
  • Been sent to BMA Council during industrial action on pensions.

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