19 Aug 2020
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and National Boards have released results from the second annual survey of stakeholder understanding and perceptions of our role and work.
The results help us to better understand what the community, regulated health professions, and our stakeholders think and feel about us, particularly in areas of understanding, confidence and trust.
The insights gained will inform how we can improve our engagement with both the professions and the community.
The report released today provides the results from an anonymous survey conducted in late 2019 of a random sample of registered practitioners and an anonymous survey sent to a random sample of members of the public across communities in Australia. There were nearly 6,000 responses from practitioners and 2,000 from the broader community.
Both surveys were managed by an independent consultant.
Overall, the results show positive perceptions of Ahpra and National Boards. The surveys were, in the main, the same as ones carried out in 2018 and therefore enable the comparison of changes in awareness and sentiment over the period.
The Osteopathy Board of Australia has also published a report based on the results of the online survey of registered osteopaths.
To help inform our future work we will survey practitioners and the community again in 2020, the results from these surveys will be released in 2021.