Labour standards and practice

RACP 2005 Clinical Workforce Survey 2006

Client:  Royal Australasian College of Physicians

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians Clinical Workforce Survey was redeveloped in 2005 to reflect the changing nature of the medical workforce and emerging issues of interest to the College and its members. Additional questions were posed to examine participation in continuing professional development, the availability of flexible working practices, involvement in patient care in remote and rural Australia, and to identify potential workforce trends. The coverage of the survey was also widened to include for the first time to include fellows from Australasian Faculty of Occupational Medicine, the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine, Australasian Chapter of Addictive Medicine, and the Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine. Based on a questionnaire of members, this report presents an analysis of the responses from RACP members in Australia and New Zealand who define themselves and currently clinically active or semi-retired