How to complete the survey

When is the survey open?

It’s open between 22 July and 12 August.

Where do you go to complete the survey?

Trainers can complete the survey using this link.

How long will it take?

It should take less than 10 minutes to complete and the survey is mobile friendly.

If you want to save your progress and complete the survey later, you can use the 'save and continue' option. Smartsurvey will ask you to confirm your email address and then send you a unique link which you can use to return to the survey at a different time. This link is unique to you, so it shouldn't be shared with anyone else.

What will we ask you?

At the start of the survey, we ask a few questions about who you are, where you train and your specialty so we can analyse your responses correctly. This year, we've shortened the survey in some areas to reduce the amount of time you need to spend completing it. The questions are focused on checking you are able to deliver training in supportive environments where patients are safe. We've added a small number of new questions to help us understand how the pandemic has affected training and wellbeing.

You'll also be asked two questions where you can briefly highlight your biggest concern and summarise any good practice you've experienced. These are designed to capture high level themes and issues, so they're limited to 250 characters. We'll categorise these alongside the multiple-choice responses from the thousands of doctors who are eligible to take part in the survey.

You can find all the survey questions on the NTS documents page.