Doctors of BC will be conducting its fifth annual Health Authority Engagement Survey beginning Monday, September 14, 2020 – we’re seeking input on the quality of your engagement and interactions with your health authority and local hospital, including your experiences during the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency.
I strongly encourage everyone, including those who don’t work directly in a hospital, to take a few moments to complete it. Your input truly can change things for the better. As a physician, I understand the difficulties we have faced, and continue to face, in this unprecedented time. Now more than ever, your feedback helps Doctors of BC to advocate for you in your region and community, to build and focus programs and policies that better support your work. Health Authorities, the Ministry of Health, and Doctors of BC use the information from this survey to drive the change you want to see. The same is true for the Joint Collaborative Committees and their local organizations such as Medical Staff Associations and Divisions of Family Practice.
This year is like no other, and the survey this time reflects that. Included are questions asked in the context of COVID-19. And reflecting an important topic on all of our minds these past few months, there is a section dedicated to psychological and physical health and safety. As well, there are questions specific to the hospital/site level, including questions related to senior leadership, and the opportunity to provide comments on ways to enhance physician engagement.
I would like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone for taking the time to complete the survey. Your voice is so important, and hearing about your experiences and your opinions allows us to advocate for improved working conditions for all. This engagement survey has the largest physician participation of its kind in Canada, because of the continuing involvement of you – our members.
Dr Kathleen Ross
President, Doctors of BC