The British Infection Association (BIA), in collaboration with the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath), is seeking information about the current delivery of microbiology, virology and ID expertise across the NHS to inform discussions about future service provision following the COVID-19 pandemic.
We would like to gather this information for every NHS organisation (defined as individual Trusts or Health Boards) delivering infection services in each of the four UK nations. Our focus is on general rather than specialist services. Our questions acknowledge that some departments deliver services to multiple NHS organisations and across multiple sites.

For each organisation, we would request one person to be nominated to return the survey. We estimate completing the survey will take approximately 30 minutes and is likely to require input from colleagues, including those from outside your immediate department, to answer all questions as accurately and completely as possible.  For this reason, a PDF version is included in the invitation email so this can be distributed to colleagues to collect responses before entering them online.

We appreciate the demands on your time and are sorry to add to them but if we can build a comprehensive picture, the survey will provide a uniquely valuable resource for the Association and Royal College but also individual departments making the case for future provision of infection services in the NHS. Our aim is to make the findings and data available to the memberships in due course. Thank you in advance for taking the time to help with this important work.

Martin Llewelyn, BIA President, David Partridge, BIA Secretary and Natasha Ratnaraja for the BIA Clinical Service Committee.

(With thanks also to Bridget Atkins and Angharad Davies for their valuable contributions to this survey.)

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* 1. Please enter your contact details and the NHS organisation (i.e. Trust or Local Health Board) you are completing this survey on behalf of:

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