Research and surveys

This page provides opportunities for all healthcare providers to interact for the the purpose of research and learning.

If you have a survey or project you would like us to share with our audience, please email the proposed information to

Research and surveys

A feasibility trial of stratified Cognitive Functional Therapy for high risk neck and back injuries following road traffic crash [Whiplash Trial]

This clinical trial is testing an integrated model of care involving physiotherapy, psychology and GP care, looking at how to help people with neck or back pain after a motor vehicle accident.  The research team from Curtin University, University of Queensland, and University of Sydney have provided information for GPs who may have eligible and interested patients experiencing neck or back pain from a recent (< 3 months ago) motor vehicle accident. Please view the Recruitment Information for GPs flyer for more information, and further patient information is available through the trial website Participation is funded by ICWA and is therefore free for patients.

General practice management of patients following acute exacerbations of COPD: an Australian survey (Monash University)

Investigators from Monash University are conducting a RACGP-funded national survey of GPs regarding the management of patients with acute exacerbations of COPD.
Acute exacerbations of COPD are a leading cause of hospitalisation, with a substantial proportion of cases being potentially preventable. GPs are invited to complete a short survey that aims to better understand current practice and unmet needs in order to optimise care for these patients.
The survey can be accessed by clicking here.

Australian primary care clinicians needed for telehealth research study

Researchers from The University of Queensland, Centre for Online Health, are recruiting clinicians (general practitioners, nurse practitioners, and other allied health staff) to participate in a research study on telehealth use in primary care. For further information please view the flyer here.

National workforce planning study for the palliative care workforce

The Australian Government Department of Health is currently undertaking a project to study Australia’s palliative care workforce and project the demand for, and supply of, palliative care services into the future.  As part of this work, HealthConsult has been engaged to analyse the composition of the palliative care workforce, undertake workforce demand and supply modelling and develop strategies to address findings.  This analysis will directly support and guide future palliative care workforce policy and strategies.
Two surveys have been developed to inform development of the workforce model; one for organisations providing palliative care services and the other focused on members of this workforce delivering palliative care services. We would be very grateful if you could complete these through the web link(s) below:
  • PROVIDER SURVEY: focuses on the setting in which palliative care is provided to understand the profile of organisations delivering palliative care services, the numbers of palliative care services delivered, details of the palliative care workforce employed at each organisation and issues relating to workforce recruitment for staff delivering palliative care
  • WORKFORCE SURVEY: focuses on staff currently working within the palliative workforce to understand demographic details, qualifications and experience, role, location and type of service and intentions about continuing to work in palliative care.
Please note that neither you nor your organisation will be identified in any reports or papers using information that is derived from these surveys.  Your responses will be combined with those of all other respondents and the aggregated responses will form part of the overall data that will be provided to the Department of Health and will inform the workforce projections model.

Closing Date
The surveys will close on 7 May 2021.
If you need any assistance in completing the online survey please contact Erick Hansnata (email:
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