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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).

Each quarter the survey focuses on topical issues as well covering questions on workload, morale and work-life balance, which are 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 hospital-based respondents reported rota gaps in the departments in which they work. This figures remains consistent.
  • 65% of hospital speciality respondents reported that there are medical doctor vacancies in their departments, while 47% of GPs had GP vacancies in the practice where they work.
  • 89% of respondents believe their contribution to the NHS was valued by patients and 62% believed it was valued by managers, but only 17% felt valued by the government and politicians.

Quarterly survey Q4 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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