In Spring 2018, BC’s physicians participated in the third annual Health Authority Engagement Survey designed to measure their level of engagement with their respective health authority. The same nine questions as previous years were asked, and this report provides a detailed breakdown of those questions, as well as comparisons across regions, facilities, divisions and physician practice types.
The key findings in this year’s report show notable improvements in physicians’ satisfaction with their health authority as a place to practice medicine. There were also smaller improvements in senior leaders’ communication and transparency in decision-making. Conversely, the report shows a decline in physicians’ ability to provide meaningful input into their practice environment, particularly for family physicians. Overall, while there was progress in some areas, the results confirm that fundamental change will take time.
Doctors of BC looks forward to using this year’s findings to both inform and help support collaborative efforts among physician members, health authorities, the Ministry of Health and other health-sector stakeholders.
The results of the second annual Health Authority Engagement Survey, in which members participated earlier this year, are now available. The purpose of the annual survey is to seek members’ views regarding their engagement and interaction with their health authority so that going forward we can track any changing attitudes. The same nine questions from Accreditation Canada’s Worklife Pulse Tool were asked last year, and this report provides a detailed breakdown of those questions by health authority, practice type, and location.
The key findings in the report suggest an improvement in team collaboration along with greater opportunities to provide meaningful input into changes affecting practice environment. Conversely, the report also suggests more needs to be done to improve senior leadership’s communication and level of transparency regarding decision-making.
Doctors of BC looks forward to using the findings of the report to continue developing strategies that help foster collaboration among physicians, health authorities, the Ministry of Health, and other health-sector stakeholders.
Click here to download the Survey Report.
Thank you to all members who participated in the Doctors of BC membership survey.
The information and feedback provided by our members allows the Association to understand the areas where we are doing well in meeting your professional needs and where we can make improvements. Your responses will be important in the development of our 2017 Three-Year Strategic Plan and staff will rely on information in the survey as they develop and enhance our member programs and services.
Doctors of BC is committed to providing the highest degree of professional satisfaction and best value to you, and to all of our members. The input provided through this survey will help us to do that.