Member satisfaction survey 2021

Read about our two surveys conducted in 2021, and how we’re implementing improvements.


The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

RANZCOG conducted two membership satisfaction surveys in 2021, one for Fellows and one for Diplomates and Certificants. The surveys were released in late September, remaining open for three weeks. The surveys focused on member satisfaction and feedback in the following key areas:

College communications

College services, resources and support

Educational programs and events

Member opportunities and benefits

Transition to retirement

Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG) pathway

Who responded to the survey?

The surveys were completed by 337 Fellows, 77 Diplomates and ten Certificants, equating to a 10% response rate for Fellows, and a 3% response rate for Diplomates and Certificants. Further demographic characteristics are represented in the report.

Member satisfaction

Members across both surveys were mostly satisfied with the services, resources and support provided by RANZCOG (42% satisfied, 10% very satisfied)

Over 60% of survey respondents indicated that they were satisfied or very satisfied with RANZCOG communications

Members who went through the SIMG program to attain Fellowship rated their experience of the SIMG program as neutral

The majority of Retired Fellows who completed the survey rated their transition to retirement and the support provided by RANZCOG as neutral (37%) to satisfied (28%)

Further detail on these outcomes can be found in the above results report.

What have we done in response to feedback from this survey?

Since the release of the 2021 Membership Satisfaction survey, there have been numerous developments and actions across the College to improve member satisfaction, including:

Development and launch of the new College website, including a redesign of the popular ‘Find a women’s Health Doctor’ directory

Development and launch of the new e-Learning platform, Acquire

Further development of the new member database, Integrate, with new CPD portal enhancing user experience

Launch of the Discrimination, Bullying and Sexual Harassment (DBSH) Survey and development of the associated Fostering Respect Action Plan

Further development and delivery of hybrid events and educational resources

Patient Information Pamphlets made available in print friendly version on our website

What else are we doing going forward?

Development of new RANZCOG Statements and Guidelines

Ongoing development of the member database, Integrate

Further development of the new member database, Integrate, with new CPD portal enhancing user experience

Implementation of a more streamlined and efficient College communications approach

Increasing opportunities for mentoring and networking for members

Improved scope and monitoring of accreditation standards across all training programs

Continued engagement with health services about prevention of DBSH, and establishing processes and systems to identify and address unacceptable behaviour

Continued advocacy across all matters pertaining to women’s health and maternity care

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RANZCOG is committed to supporting the cultivation of respectful O&G workplaces and training environments, free from bullying, harassment and discrimination of any kind. This stance aligns with our values of kindness, integrity and respect.

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