UPDATE: Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, we have made the decision to suspend the collection of data early. We are therefore now only requesting data for Monday 2 March – Sunday 15 March, as well as the information in the Head and Lead Orthoptist Questionnaire. We are still requesting this data is returned for Thursday 9 April 2020.

During the month of March we are conducting a full UK wide Orthoptic work force survey.  This is to ensure that we have a clear profile of the current workforce and their clinical and non clinical activity.  This will be used to help discussions at local, regional and national levels and provide clear benchmarking data along with future predictions of workforce for the profession.

It has been a number of years since the last full workforce survey and as our professional landscape is changing significantly it is timely to repeat this survey.

This survey is not just for BIOS members but all Team Members on your Orthoptic establishment and it is crucial that we receive a completed analysis from every team in the UK.  In return the data sheets are set up with pivot tables to provide you with an immediate departmental analysis for your own benefit.

We have also sent out a letter with full documentation to all Heads and Leads in the UK. We will be repeating this exercise in the Republic of Ireland at a later date.

If you have any questions about the survey please email our Policy Officer Rich Huzzey at richard.huzzey@orthoptics.org.uk.