On this page you will find a list of surveys from, or endorsed by, ABS members.

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If you would like to submit a survey to gain input from the ABS membership please email the survey to

All surveys must be from, or endorsed by, an ABS or Mammary Fold member. Approved surveys will also be circulated in the ABS newsletter or monthly bulletin emails.


The Lancet Breast Cancer Commission wishes to survey health care professionals involved in breast cancer worldwide to find out their views relating to metastatic breast cancer. This information will inform the messages conveyed in the final document. They would be very grateful if you could take the time to complete this very short questionnaire as your views are important. This has been led by Carlos Barrios, Brazil; Fatima Cardoso, Portugal; and Judith Bliss, UK with input from the whole team.

To complete the survey please click here


The University of Applied Sciences Regensburg is conducting a study into Mental Toughness in the Surgery Workforce.

They kindly ask ABS members to participate in this research project by completing their survey

The study is being undertaken by researchers at Leeds Beckett University, in collaboration with The Royal Marsden Hospital, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), and the University of Sheffield and aims to explore healthcare professionals’ views, experiences and concerns related to Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). You have been invited to take part in this research as you are a healthcare professional (HCP) who is a member of a professional association with an interest in the topic being researched.

To complete the survey please click here

Regional Anaesthesia UK are running a priority setting partnership, looking to establish the top research priorities in regional anaesthesia. The link below will take you to an online survey where you can submit up to 3 ideas on what you think should be researched.  Your ideas will be vital and are much appreciated.  Please complete the survey here


Imperial College London are running a study that investigates what technical and social requirements which exist in the design for the feedback of intra-operative cognitive load for error avoidance of surgeons. The findings will be integrated into the design of prototypes that provide the feedback of intra-operative cognitive load for error avoidance of surgeons. 

 The study is conducted as part of an MSc thesis in Healthcare & Design at Imperial College London. For more information please see the Participant Information Sheet  

To complete the study please click here


Ashok Bohra from the University Hospitals of Derby & Burton NHS Foundation Trust is conducting a survey to evaluate the overall impact of litigations and complaints on surgeons' clinical practice and wellbeing.  To complete the survey please click here

Many cancer patients suffer from malnutrition. Unrecognized, underreported, and undertreated, it has detrimental effects on quality of life and surgical outcomes for our patients. How to best screen for cancer related malnutrition? How do you assess and secure the nutritional status of the patients at your institution? Share your workflow!

The ESSO Young Surgeons and Alumni Club (EYSAC) invites you to share your experience. Help map the landscape of nutrition in surgical oncology!

Please fill out the survey (5 min)


This is a short international survey coordinated by Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, looking to collect information on the management of phyllodes tumours and sarcomas of the breast.

Clicking on the link below will take you to the survey. They ask for your consent to participate, which you provide through the link. Your answers will be analyzed anonymously.

To undertake the survey please click here

Please do not forward the survey link to other colleagues as they are looking for individual responses in order to calculate the response rates.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

The Genomics Education Programme (GEP) from Health Education England are trying to understand how genomics are being used by medical professionals to help inform future education and training plans. An online survey ‘Genomics in your Practice’ is open to all medical professionals working in the UK and will be available until Monday 20 September. It should take around 15 to 25 minutes to complete. ABS would like to encourage as many breast specialists as possible to share their views and help the GEP build a picture of what the current use of genomics is across the specialty, what tests clinicians are using, and what their learning needs are.  Please take the survey here

Looking to understand the needs of cancer professionals who work with patients who decline treatment for breast cancer .

Recent decades have seen increased interest in non-pharmacologic approaches to cancer management, however there is evidence suggesting that the popularity of these approaches has been accompanied by a concerning trend of treatment refusal in women with breast cancer, in which patients decline evidence-based treatment in favour of ‘holistic interventions’.  

A student on the University of East London Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is conducting research on cancer professionals’ experiences of treatment refusal for her doctoral thesis. She hopes to learn about the experiences of cancer professionals when working with women who decline treatment, which may be curative or life sustaining. She wants to hear about what you think lies behind these choices, how you discuss such decisions with patients and how such experiences effect you both professionally and personally. 

If you are interested in participating or would like to find out more about this research, please contact Jenny Lennon at

The extremely high ~28% re-operation rate is a major challenge in Breast Conserving Surgery, impacting patient’s psychology and physiology and costing to the NHS the triennial amount of £118 million. This survey was developed by the Glow Team at Imperial College London / Hamlyn Centre with the aim to investigate: 

  • what are the current clinical challenges throughout breast cancer patient’s journey?
  • which tumour localisation techniques are popular among the surgical community?
  • what are the key-features a technology should fulfil to penetrate routine clinical practice?
  • the potential of innovative technology (specifically fluorescence imaging) to be trialed with the scope to improve breast surgery outcomes.

 To complete the survey please click here

Ms Joanna Skillman, Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, is interested to find out if the trends in breast conservation and volume replacement / displacement techniques have changed with COVID and over the last 5 years.  She would appreciate ABS members help by completing this survey


Currently there is a lack of high-quality data and clinical guidance for the optimal management of breast cancer patients diagnosed with locoregional recurrence. The MARECA study (National Study of Management of Breast Cancer Locoregional Recurrence and Oncological Outcome) is a prospective, multicentre, longitudinal cohort study which aims to recruit patients diagnosed with breast cancer locoregional recurrence +/- distant metastasis. The study aim is to determine the frequency, current management and prognosis of patients diagnosed with breast cancer locoregional recurrence in the UK with the aim of establishing best practice and informing future national guidelines. This research area was highlighted as a priority at the 2019 ABS Gap Analysis meeting and over 50 UK breast units have agreed to participate in the study so far. Please visit the iBRA-NET website for further information about the study.

For the first phase of the study, we are asking UK breast units to complete the MARECA study National Practice Questionnaire. It consists of scenario based questions designed to capture data on practice variation and areas of uncertainty. Please complete this with your breast multidisciplinary team using the following SurveyMonkey link. If you have any queries or would like to register your interest, please email the study team (

The Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit is developing a trial to treat hot flushes in breast cancer patients. In order to understand current clinical practice, they are asking ABS members to complete a short survey. Even if you don't see these patients, or alternatively refer them to other clinics or their GP then that is valuable information. Completing the survey should take no more than 5 minutes.  Please click here to complete the survey

This is a trainee-led audit of current practice for the use of breast implants and the consenting process with regard to BIA-ALCL.  It is hoped that the results of the audit will be used to analyse  variation around implant choice, assess compliance to the ABS BIA-ALCL guidance on consent and also to assess and try to understand our patients' priorities and choices.

To complete the survey please click here

This questionnaire is designed to provide an overview of the specialist services provided in local communities, especially BAME.  The purpose of the questionnaire is to provide the foundation in which future support and services can be developed.

To complete the questionnaire please click here