Viewpoint surveys

We survey a sample of our membership on current issues impacting the medical profession and healthcare. See the latest results of our most recent Viewpoint survey.

Location: UK
Audience: All doctors
Updated: Friday 18 November 2022
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Our latest Viewpoint survey

April 2022

With focus increasingly turning to reducing the enormous backlog of care built up during the pandemic, we asked members how realistic they thought Government aims were and how this was impacting their workload and time.



February 2022

In February, we asked members about their experience of the IT they regular use in their place of work/training, how it impacts on their workload, any time lost to inefficiency and what should be the priorities for improving IT going forward.

We also asked about personal experience of long COVID and how this had impacted on the lives of sufferers within the profession.



BMA flash survey

In January 2022, we checked in with members to understand how the emergence of the Omicron variant at the end of 2021 was impacting on them and the health system.

We asked about what impact Omicron has had on elective and non-urgent care, on their morale, and on staffing levels in their place of work. Here is what the results of that survey show:



Past results 2021


In November, we asked members how comfortable they would feel taking sick leave for a mental health issue compared to their physical health, winter pressures in the NHS and how concerned they were that a system under pressure could cause patients harm.


In September, we asked members what they thought about levels of compliance with wearing of facemasks and face coverings in healthcare settings and the clinical impact of a shortage of blood collection tubes.


In July we asked members about their experience of abusive behaviour at work and the findings, which have been widely reported in the media, revealed a deeply worrying picture.



About our surveys

Our surveys aim to reflect upon current issues which can impact the profession as well as topical policy matters we think are of interest to our members.

We send out a Viewpoint survey to a proportion of our members approximately every two months.

If you have an idea for a survey, you can contact us at [email protected]