AAGBI members' survey: Could practising anaesthesia be bad for your health? Upper Limb Disorders in Anaesthetists

 

Members of the AAGBI are invited to complete a short online questionnaire that aims to estimate the prevalence of upper limb disorders (musculoskeletal disorders involving the hand, wrist, shoulder and neck) in anaesthetists.

Upper limb disorders are common in the NHS, and anecdotally, anaesthetists are especially prone to them, particularly neck problems. If this is true, it is vital that we know more about the problem, since it may pose a considerable burden to anaesthetists’ health, as well as a potential risk to patient safety.
 
If you haven’t received an email invitation, or you don’t (or prefer not to) use email, you can take part by clicking here. You will need your AAGBI membership number to take part.
 
Obtaining useful data requires a good response rate, so please try to complete the survey even if you do not suffer from neck/upper limb disorders.
 
The survey will close on 29 March 2017. 
 
If you wish to let a colleague who hasn’t seen their invitation know about the survey, please direct them to the above link.
 
This survey is supported by an AAGBI Research Grant. It is being carried out independently by Enventure Research, a market research agency, bound by the Market Research Society’s Code of Conduct. This ensures that your personal details and other information will only be used for the purposes of the survey and will not be disclosed to any third parties. We take privacy very seriously. Your details will be kept completely confidential and used only for statistical purposes. 
 
If you have any questions about completing or accessing the questionnaire, please call the survey helpline on 0800 0092 117 or email helpline@enventure.co.uk