The Australian Government Department of Health has engaged HealthConsult to undertake an analysis of Australia’s palliative care workforce and project the demand for, and supply of, palliative care services in the future. This work will directly support the development of a National Palliative Care Workforce Strategy (NPCWS) to guide future workforce planning.
An important part of developing an NPCWS is to analyse the current number and composition of the palliative care workforce across Australia and estimate the expected inflows and outflows going forward to project the future palliative care workforce. This projections modelling includes specialist palliative care workers and non-specialists who deliver palliative care services as part of their roles.
The purpose of this survey is to gather some of the necessary information from services that deliver palliative care to develop a projections model for the palliative care workforce, including:
the profile of organisations delivering palliative care services
the numbers of palliative care services delivered over the financial year
details of the workforce at each organisation by discipline
issues relating to workforce recruitment for staff delivering palliative care.
Guidelines for completing this survey
This survey can be completed by:
- An organisation on behalf of all or some of their palliative care services OR
- An individual palliative care service.
Some of the questions may require you to gather data or information from other parts of your service or organisation. We have provided definitions of key terms with the relevant questions to help you answer them accurately.
The survey should take about 20 minutes to complete, however we recommend allowing additional time to collect information required to complete the survey. You can save your responses at any time and return to the survey at another time.
We will combine your responses with those from all other services. The aggregated responses will form part of the overall data that will inform the workforce projections model. We will not identify you, your service or your organisation in any reports or papers using information from this survey. We will keep all information collected strictly confidential and stored securely, and will only use the data for this particular project.
You can access the survey by clicking on the ‘next button’ below. By clicking on the ‘next button’, you confirm that you have understood this information and agree to take part in the survey. You also agree that HealthConsult or the Department of Health can use and publish your responses in a form that does not identify you, your service or your organisation.
Thank you for your time and feedback. If you have any questions about this project or this survey, kindly contact the HealthConsult Project Manager, Amy Monk, on 02 9261 3707 or email@example.com.