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
Last reviewed: 2 February 2022
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BMA flash survey

In January 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:

Our latest Viewpoint survey


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.


Past results


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]