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The results of the 2021 CRANAplus Membership Survey are in. Find out why your colleagues stay remote, how COVID-19 has affected the workforce, and the advocacy priorities identified by our membership, from Executive Director of Corporate Services, Kati Leary.
CRANAplus extends its appreciation to members who participated in our 2021 membership survey. Your continued feedback is essential to CRANAplus and informs development of our services, values, and areas of focus based on the issues of greatest importance to you. Read on for an overview of our findings.
One of the questions we asked was “What motivates you to continue working in remote or rural practice?” Your responses were varied, but the below answers express some of the most common themes:
You also shared how COVID-19 had impacted you as a health professional. Here’s just a few ways COVID-19 impacted respondents:
It was humbling to find that our members experience CRANAplus living its values (97%), and that you align most closely with our values of Safety, Integrity, and Respect.
You also told us that it is important that you are recognised, supported, and your voice is amplified and heard.
Your participation in the survey has affirmed our understanding of how important our advocacy is to members.
It’s invited us to double down on our determination to advocate at all levels of government for positive change.
You told us that, for the sector to truly thrive, we would need to see:
Rest assured, that’s not everything you identified. We value every perspective that was shared by members and will be using all your responses to help determinate our actions in 2022 and beyond.
In conjunction with initiatives such as our Nursing and Midwifery Roundtable, these results help us to understand what we are doing well and to identify emerging priorities. Thank you for having your say, and for your continued commitment to rural and remote health. It’s fantastic to have you as part of the CRANAplus community.
We take this opportunity to encourage you to make the most of your full membership benefits and to really maximise the supports and resources available to you through CRANAplus.
Executive Director of Corporate Services
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