UK National Blood and Body Fluid Exposure Annual Survey

UK National Blood and Body Fluid Exposure Annual Survey

We are pleased to launch UK’s first National BBFE Survey – the first of an annual event that will help inform occupational health managers, national bodies, regulators, and the healthcare community nationally. Half of all NHSE hospital trusts have enrolled to participate – an excellent beginning!

Thank you to the Occupational Health Managers who have already agreed to complete the survey by 15th July and we encourage any other OH Managers who have yet to to engage to do so by completing the survey.

These 20 essential questions will reveal much-needed knowledge of what is happening nationally. We encourage your comments and suggestions in comment box at end of questionnaire. With your feedback, we will refine future surveys and promote discussion on software which easily captures and retrieves the data required to formulate strategies to minimise BBFE.

We have learnt that UK trusts and boards vary in their ability to easily answer all 20 questions, either because they do not collect that data, or such data would take excessive time to manually extract. More knowledge on this aspect is needed, so, for questions you are unable to answer, tick the relevant box after that question, or make a comment at end.

The survey uses Survey Monkey – please click here or scan the QR code below for the link.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact either Terry Grimmond or Dr Kevin Hambridge

Thank you again for participation and helping care for our healthcare workers.


The Safer Healthcare and Biosafety Network is supported by the following organisations.

  • UK HSA
  • Boston Scientific
  • Stryker
  • Unison
  • RCN
  • phs
  • NHS Wales
  • NHS Supply Chain
  • NHS Resolution
  • NHS Improvement
  • NHS England
  • NHS Employers
  • NHS Confederation
  • iosh
  • HSE
  • CQC
  • BMA
  • BDIA
  • BDA
  • ABHI