The global conversation continues as WCPT launches consultative survey

WCPT has entered a new phase of its conversation with the world of physical therapy, as it launches a full survey aimed at its member organisations, subgroups and networks – and also welcoming input from individual physical therapists.

The WCPT Look Forward Together consultation, designed to inform WCPT’s strategic plan for 2016-2021, now asks stakeholders in the Confederation for their detailed views on WCPT’s objectives, roles, relationships and name. 
The new online survey includes translations in French and Spanish. WCPT member organisations, subgroups and networks are being contacted with links to a survey specifically designed for them. Individual physical therapists are being invited to complete a version of the survey for individuals. You can read WCPT President Emma Stokes’ perspective on the survey in her blog post
This survey follows three earlier polls and detailed discussions with a cross-section of member organisations. The results of the third poll, which closed on Friday, have now been compiled. They show that the areas that respondents would most like to see as WCPT work streams are:
  • promoting the valuable contribution of PT across the lifespan in different service settings
  • direct access/self-referral
  • working with and influencing other professionals and decision makers
  • professional autonomy
  • pay and working conditions.
There were 933 reponses from WCPT member organisations and individuals.
WCPT member organisations have responded enthusiastically to the consultation so far. In a new video interview, below, Marcus Dripps, President of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, said he would encourage all member organisations to take part in the exercise.
“It gives us a chance to shape the global future of the profession,” he said. 
The closing date for completed surveys is 9th January. You can view more information and resources about WCPT's strategic plan and the WCPT Look Forward Together consultation on the new strategic plan web page.