The NPS takes the pulse of Canada’s medical profession through input from Canadian physicians, residents and medical students. The data supports health care planning, research, policy, curriculum development, and advocacy.

The National Physician Survey results have shown an increase in the amount of time spent on activities not directly related to patient care such as filling out forms. Being able to quantify this extra workload is helping to convince private insurers and the government to streamline their forms and modify their processes.

Dr. Robert Rae, Former President of the New Brunswick Medical Society.
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  • The NPS is a respected Canadian source of reliable information about the profession of medicine and issues in health care, supported by our champions.
  • The survey is sent to every medical student, resident and licensed physician in Canada. All responses are confidential.
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The results are in – NPS 2014 data are now available!

2014 National Physician Survey (NPS) results are now available! The 2014 NPS »

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