Table 1.

Characteristics of survey responders

CharacteristicNumber of responders (%)
Clinician grade
Consultant181 (45)
Junior doctor96 (24)
Specialty trainee77 (19)
No response48 (12)
Current specialty
Geriatric medicine88 (22)
Acute medicine68 (17)
No response/unable to categorise42 (10)
Specialist surgical specialties28 (7)
Gastroenterology23 (6)
Anaesthetics20 (5)
Respiratory medicine20 (5)
Emergency medicine17 (4)
Critical care11 (3)
Community medicine10 (2)
General surgery10 (2)
Renal medicine10 (2)
Cardiology9 (2)
Rheumatology9 (2)
Diabetes and endocrinology6 (2)
Neurology6 (2)
Palliative medicine5 (1)
Psychiatry5 (1)
Other (infectious diseases, microbiology, dermatology, haematology, paediatrics, chemical pathology, radiology)15 (4)
Current place of work
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust113 (28)
Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust66 (16)
No response/not specified62 (15)
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust61 (15)
Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust32 (8)
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust18 (4)
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust11 (3)
Pennine Acute NHS Hospitals Trust8 (2)
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust7 (2)
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust3 (1)
University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust3 (1)
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust2 (0.5)
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust2 (0.5)
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust2 (0.5)
Other (list available on request)12 (3)