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Quarterly survey Q1 2018

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

Key findings include:

  • 82% of doctors told us services where they work were under resourced last winter.
  • According to 46% of respondents, the cancellations of elective surgeries last winter had no impact on pressure where they work, while 37% thought it actually had a negative impact on pressure.
  • Almost 20% of respondents told us there were no services to support doctors with health problems where they work, while a further 33% didn’t know whether such services were provided.
  • The vast majority (83%) of respondents thought that there should be a legal maximum for average weekly working hours.

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  • Occupational support

    • 19% of respondents said that there were no services provided to support doctors who have physical or mental health problems where they work.

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BMA quarterly tracker survey presentation Q1 2018

  • Treating refugee and Asylum seeker patients

    • Over a quarter of respondents were aware of sometimes or regularly treating patients who are refugees or asylum seekers.

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BMA quarterly tracker survey presentation Q1 2018

  • Seasonal pressures

    • 82% of doctors in the survey said the service where they work was under-resourced last winter.

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  • Working hours regulations

    • 83% of respondents believe there should be a legal maximum for average weekly working hours.

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BMA quarterly tracker survey presentation Q1 2018

  • Current morale

    • This quarter, 45% of respondents described their morale as being low or very low, an increase on the last two quarters.

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BMA quarterly tracker survey presentation Q1 2018

  • Current workload

    • Consistent with all previous editions of the survey, GPs remain the most likely to report working outside their regular hours "very often".

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BMA quarterly tracker survey presentation Q1 2018