Participating in the CMA Member Voice e-Panel gives you the chance to share your views on a variety of health policy and professional issues. The feedback collected through these online surveys provides a quick snapshot of where the profession stands — and helps inform our policy and advocacy.
Here’s how it works:
Recent survey results
Feedback from our members has a real impact on our work. Here’s some of we what we’ve heard in our recent e-Panel surveys — and what we plan to do with the findings.
Within the current licensing system, physicians' ability to practice in other provinces, fill locum positions, and provide virtual care to patients is limited. This e-Panel survey asked physicians about these challenges and their views on a national medical licensure to practice across Canada.about National licensure
With pharmacare back on the national agenda, we surveyed e-Panel members to learn more about their experiences prescribing medication to patients and to gather perspectives on what a Canadian pharmacare program should look like.about Pharmacare
Supporting communities of interest
Physicians are coming together to address system, patient or professional issues through informal and formal communities of interest. This e-Panel survey sought to better understand what physicians are working on in these groups, the successes they’ve had and the barriers they face.about Supporting communities of interest
The number of forms physicians are asked to fill for patients can add up to a significant administrative burden. This e-Panel survey asked physicians about the common third-party forms they encounter and their concerns, including the length of time it takes to complete them.about Third-party forms
Choosing Wisely Canada
The Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) campaign helps clinicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures. This e-Panel survey provided a snapshot of physicians’ awareness of the campaign and how they use CWC resources.about Choosing Wisely Canada
As the federal government prepared legislation to legalize marijuana, we asked physicians for their thoughts on distribution, consumption and regulation — and the supports required by frontline practitioners.about Marijuana
Other survey results
Professionalism (September 2015)
Post-approval surveillance of drugs and medical devices (March 2015)
Seniors care (February 2015)
Opioids (May 2014)
Driving meaningful change in health care
Advocating on issues that matter to the profession and their patients
As Canada’s population ages, wait times and health care costs will continue to climb. We want a national seniors strategy, and investments into more effective and accessible seniors care.
about Seniors Care
With cannabis use now legal in Canada, we continue to advocate for a science-based, public health approach to the substance — and actively support physicians with information and resources about cannabis use for medical purposes.