Table 1

Focus group participant profile

VariableSubgroupRespondents (n)Respondents (%)
Years of experience in current role<2 49
3–5 920
6–10 511
>10 2352
Not specified37
GenderMale818
Female3375
Not specified37
EmployerHealth Service Executive1227
Department of Health716
Higher education institution1432
Professional body/organisation818
Health information quality authority12
Government agency12
Other37
Health and social care professionNursing1023
Midwifery25
Medicine818
Physiotherapy12
Speech and language therapy25
Pharmacy511
Dietitian12
Dentistry25
Clinical psychology12
Ophthalmology12
Other1330
Not specified12
Predominant roleOversight/regulation/standard setting for student/trainee education1227
Provision of education to students/trainees within a third-level institution1432
Provision of education within a clinical setting1032
Provision of education from a professional body training perspective1125
Other*1739
Not specified37
  • *Other: strategic planning and development for nursing and midwifery, policy development, delivery of Continuing Professional Development system for pharmacists, regulation of medicines, building capacity in implementation science, representing Irish Council of General Practitioners on European Committees of Family Medicine and Physician Health, conducting National Healthcare Audit, implementation of standards in disability services, quality and safety management and clinical assessment in health products regulations.