We’ve commissioned Aston University to conduct a research study into the wellbeing of optometrists in the UK.
Launching on Monday 14 November, the survey responds to feedback we’ve received from members which indicates that many in the profession are concerned about pressures felt in the workplace.
We’d like to understand these areas of concern, so that we can better support members and, where possible, work towards tackling common issues. Following a series of interviews and focus groups, Aston has refined the survey to ask members about the effects of work-related pressures on the health and wellbeing of optometry practitioners in the UK, and their aspirations for the future.
The survey will be open for three weeks and includes sections for employees and employers.
We hope to gain insight from as many members as possible for this important piece of work and strongly urge members to make their views heard by taking part.
Aston will present the final report in early 2017.
How to take part in the survey
AOP members are invited to take part in our wellbeing survey. Practising members will receive an email from our SurveyMonkey account which will include a direct link to the online questionnaire.
The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete and the data collected will be kept confidential.
We want to get the broadest range of views possible on the health and wellbeing of our members. To ensure your views are counted, please complete the survey before it closes at midnight on Wednesday, 7 December.
If you do not see an email about the AOP wellbeing survey in your inbox, please check your spam or junk email folder.
If you would like to find out more or have questions about the project please contact Kathy Jones, AOP Policy Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also read more about our wellbeing survey in the recent Optometry Today article ‘The science of stress’.