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Quarterly survey Q1 2016

See the results from our latest workload and wellbeing quarterly survey.

Key findings include:

  • On average, reported morale is lower than in the last two quarters
  • GPs again reported being least satisfied with their work-life balance
  • The majority of doctors agreed that new technology would improve their ability to give the best possible care to patients.

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Key findings from the survey

  • Morale

    • 17% of respondents reported their morale as being high or very high
    • Conversely, 54% reported their morale as being low or very low
    • On average, reported morale is lower than in the last two quarters
    20160545 BMA Quarterly tracker_March 2016_Current level of moral
  • Work-life balance

    • Consistent with all previous editions of the Omnibus survey, this quarter shows that GPs are most likely to report working outside their regular hours "very often"
    20160545 BMA Quarterly tracker_March 2016_Satisfaction with work-life balance.jpg
  • Workload

    • The mean satisfaction with work-life balance across all branches of practice has increased slightly this quarter
    • However, junior doctors' mean satisfaction has dropped from 5.3 last quarter to 4.9 this quarter
    • GPs again reported being least satisfied with their work-life balance
    20160545 BMA Quarterly tracker_March 2016_Working outside.jpg
Working outside regular hours in the last month by branch of practice
  • Technology

    • The most often selected option across all branches of practice was technology relating to access to integrated patient records
    • Giving patients access to their own records online was the least favourable option at nearly 15% across all branches of practice.
    20160545 BMA Quarterly tracker_March 2016, Areas where doctors would welcome the availability of new or improved technology