Last updated:

Quarterly survey Q2 2018

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

Key findings include:

  • 76% of respondents in England disagreed or strongly disagreed with the statement: "the internal market improves patient outcomes"
  • 54% of respondents were aware of changes to mental health provision in their area, with most of these reporting that service provision has decreased
  • 70% of respondents thought that the introduction of charges for overseas visitors will have a moderate or significant negative impact on vulnerable groups
  • 42% of respondents described their morale as being low or very low, compared to only 22% of respondents who described morale as being high or very high
  • 57% of respondents report a decline in applications for positions in their departments from non-UK nationals, since the 2016 vote to leave the European Union
  • GPs remain the most likely to report working outside their regular hours "very often"

Download the report

 
  • Internal market

    • 76% of respondents in England disagreed or strongly disagreed with the statement: "the internal market improves patient outcomes".

    BMA quarterly survey
Quarter 2 - 2018

  • Mental health

    • 54% of respondents were aware of changes to mental health provision in their area, with most of these reporting that service provision has decreased.

    BMA quarterly survey
Quarter 2 - 2018

  • Overseas visitors

    • 70% of respondents thought that the introduction of charges for overseas visitors will have a moderate or significant negative impact on vulnerable groups.

    BMA quarterly survey
Quarter 2 - 2018

  • Morale

    • 42% of respondents described their morale as being low or very low, compared to only 22% of respondents who described morale as being high or very high.

    BMA quarterly survey
Quarter 2 - 2018

  • Work load

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

    BMA quarterly survey
Quarter 2 - 2018

  • Brexit

    • 57% of respondents report a decline in applications for positions in their departments from non-UK nationals, since the 2016 vote to leave the European Union.

    BMA quarterly survey
Quarter 2 - 2018