Member Surveys

2019 Doctors of BC Health Authority Engagement Survey Report

In April 2019, Doctors of BC conducted its fourth annual Health Authority Engagement Survey which measures BC physicians’ level of engagement with their respective health authority. The same nine questions are asked on an annual basis, and this year an additional two new questions were asked to help measure how physicians feel about the health and safety of their workplace. The Survey Report provides a detailed breakdown of those questions while also allowing for comparisons across regions and physician practice types. The Supplemental Report includes a detailed breakdown of the questions with regards to facilities, divisions and medical leadership.
 
This year’s key findings show consistency in results compared to 2018. This indicates stability in areas of strength such as physicians’ levels of satisfaction with their health authority, but also in areas of opportunity related to senior leadership engagement. The report also highlights that not only does recent work on engagement need to continue, but additional work is required to help increase engagement and improve the workplace for all in the health care system.
 
Doctors of BC will be reaching out to health authorities in an effort to work together to support areas of opportunity highlighted by the survey results. The two key areas we would like to address in future work is transparency and the promotion of a healthy and safe workplace. We will continue to use the findings from this annual survey to help inform and support ongoing collaborative efforts among physician members, health authorities, the Ministry of Health and other health-sector stakeholders.
 

Doctors of BC Health Authority Engagement Survey Report 2018

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.

Click here to download the Survey Report.
Click here for a summary fact sheet of the key results and findings.
Click here to download the Supplemental Report.


Health Authority Engagement Survey Report 2017

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.

For a summary fact sheet of the key results and findings, click here.

Click here to download the Supplemental Report.


2016 Member Survey 

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.  

Click here to download the full survey results.

For a summary fact sheet of the key results and findings, click here.