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The latest news from the provincial team and complementary organizations.

December 4, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

• PMH-PCN Update
• Role of specialists in Primary Care Networks
• Wave 2 Communities Received EOI approval
• Upcoming billing webinars including for new-to-practice GPs
• MRI Central Intake Office has launched
• What ICBC’s new regulations mean for physicians
• Multi-division PCN learning event in the Fraser Region
• Invitation to join the Health Data Coalition
• New resources on chronic care youth in transition
• Book your spot for the Joint Collaborative Committees’ Pre-Forum Event on Feb 26
• Invitation to participate in BC Guidelines External Review
• Doctors of BC makes recommendations to improve medical care during disasters
• Tips for dealing with spam and phishing
• Amory Wong joins the Divisions of Family Practice communications team at Doctors of BC
• Doctors of BC and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
• Patients as Partners monthly bulletin
• Divisions in the News
 


November 16, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

• PMH-PCN Update
• New MainPro+ Certified GPSC workbook to help GPs with managing panels
• GPSC billing education webinar for divisions: Dec 7
• Prince George Division Chair and Physician Leader Garry Knoll: Winner of a BC Patient Safety & Quality Council Quality Award
• Fall GPSC newsletter now online
• Residential Care Initiative: Good for patients and for doctors
• The Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues is seeking your feedback on the Rural Retention Program
• Divisions in the News


November 5, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

• PMH-PCN Update
• Clarifying patient medical homes and primary care networks
• Update: GPSC incentives fees survey results
• Changes to UpToDate access for transitioning residents
• Reminder of Important Changes to MRI Referral Process
• Save the Date: Divisions Learning Session 2019
• Request to participate in survey about cannabis usage and pregnancy
• Invitation for divisions to join the COMET CRM
• The GPSC’s story: 15 years
• Updated certification information: BC Pediatric Asthma Network Inaugural Workshop
• Save the Date: JCC Pre-Forum 2019
• Stipend available to participate in Rural and Remote Medicine Course in Halifax
• Patients as Partners monthly bulletin
• Divisions in the News


October 23, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

• PMH-PCN Update
• Use EMR data to inform and plan proactive patient care
• Request to complete electronic results distribution forms
• Important Changes to MRI Referral Process
• eCase featured in Canadian Healthcare Technology magazine
• Call for applicants for the Doctors of BC Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group
• Divisions in the News


October 5, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

• PMH-PCN Update
• Update on Communities Involved with Primary Care Networks
• Now available: Group sessions for optimizing EMRs
• Doctors of BC has released Health Authority engagement survey results
• Campbell River doctors close gaps in maternity care for North Island women
• New guide available to help with prescribing Suboxone 
• Call for applications to the Clinician Scholar Program at UBC
• Society of General Practitioners of BC welcomes new Executive Director 
• Invitation to participate in BC Guidelines External Review
• BC Pediatric Asthma Network Inaugural Workshop
• Divisions in the News


September 24, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

• PMH-PCN Update
• Team-based care: helpful information and experiences
• Information cards available
• New feature on Pathways
• Update from the GPSC Provincial Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee
• Recommendations to Support End Stage Kidney Disease Patients in Last Hours of Life
• HIV/AIDS Webinar Learning Series
• Divisions in the News


September 12, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

  • PMH-PCN Update
  • CSC Expressions of Interest due September 17
  • Burnaby Maternity Clinic featured on the GPSC website
  • Changes to UpToDate access for transitioning residents
  • Maternity Care Workshop available for local divisions
  • Kootenay Boundary division featured in September issue of the BC Medical Journal
  • Summary of collaborative care plan initiatives available
  • Provincial divisions office staffing update
  • Calls for Physicians’ Expression of Interest in Participation
  • Invitation to Trans Care BC forum
  • Seeking clinics to participate in a study about EMR-based support tools for cardiovascular disease
  • Opportunities for funding in rural communities
  • Patients as Partners monthly bulletin
  • Divisions in the News

August 17, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

  • PMH-PCN Update
  • Reminder: PCN EOI second intake date
  • GPSC Incentives: share your feedback
  • Clarification: SOS Division GP available for Alcohol Use Disorder presentation
  • GPSC Leadership and Management Development Program announces dates for next cohort
  • UpToDate reimbursement policy: Individual subscription refund requirements
  • Doctors of BC seeking members for Be Active Every Day campaign
  • Share your views on recreational and medical cannabis
  • Participate in discussion on provincial primary care survey results
  • Divisions in the News
     

August 7, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

  • PMH-PCN Update
  • Provincial PCN governance body will include division physician reps
  • GPSC meeting summary: July
  • Doctors of BC profiles Nanaimo division physician leader Dr Sheila Findlay
  • Residential Care Refresher conference – October 19-21, in Vernon
  • August CME opportunity: SOS Division GP available for Alcohol Use Disorder presentation
  • New GPSC Regional Liaison joins provincial Divisions office
  • 2019 Quality Forum nominations now accepting abstract submissions
  • Patients as Partners monthly bulletin
  • Divisions in the News

July 20, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

  • PMH-PCN Update
  • GP Experiences: Understanding patient panels
  • Reminder: New Divisions website launch and training
  • Save the Dates: Division Learning Sessions & GPSC Summit
  • Registration now open: GPSC Leadership & Management Development Program
  • Nanaimo, SNO, South Island, and NIRD school clinics featured in BC Medical Journal
  • The Gabriola Community Health Centre: Community partnership leads to team-based care success
  • Revised CPSBC opioid and sedative prescribing standard
  • Update from the GPSC Provincial Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee
  • Afsaneh Moradi accepts permanent role as Director for Community Partnership & Integration (CPI)
  • Updates to No CPR form
  • Doctors of BC offers financial information and guidance
  • Autism initiative seeks input to improve training opportunities
  • Healthy By Nature initiative seeks family doctors to lead walks around the province
  • Divisions in the News

July 10, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

  • PMH-PCN Update
  • Coming soon: New incentive to support family doctors to manage their patient panel
  • New Divisions website launch and training
  • Divisions’ Residential Care Initiative successes highlighted in Vancouver Sun op-ed
  • Nanaimo division physician profiled in Doctors of BC’s “Doctors Making a Difference” series
  • Article on SOS Division medication wastage study published in BC Medical Journal
  • BC Patient Safety and Quality Council 2019 Quality Awards nominations
  • BC Guideline updates: New ultrasound prioritization guidelines; call for reviewers
  • BC Provincial Eating Disorders Network seeking survey responses
  • Patients as Partners monthly bulletin
  • Divisions in the News

June 22, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

  • PMH-PCN Update
  • Continued clarification: PCN EOI second intake date
  • PMH-PCN Evidence Summary
  • Team-based care: Family doctors and nurses partner to improve patient care in BC communities
  • GP credits Nanaimo Division’s Suboxone Physician E-Mentor Program with improving patient’s life
  • Fraser Northwest advance care planning project improves dignity and quality of life for patients
  • GPSC Co-chair Dr Shelley Ross receives Silver Medal of Service award
  • What new doctors want: Attracting med school grads and GP residents to practice in BC
  • GPSC-JSC Rural Workshop Summary report now available
  • New Rapid Access Spine Triage Program at Vancouver General Hospital
  • Paula Carr takes on new provincial office role of Manager, GPSC Liaisons
  • New BC Medical Journal website has launched
  • Clinical resources available to support ER and generalist physicians
  • Where to find information about Divisions IT service disruptions
  • Family Healthy Living Program seeking patient referrals
  • Patients as Partners monthly bulletin
  • Divisions in the News

June 12, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

  • PMH-PCN Update
  • Clarification: PCN EOI second intake date
  • Government announcements re: primary care and PCNs
  • Key areas of work
  • GPSC meeting summary: May
  • New fees, updated guidelines support treatment of opioid use disorder
  • Summer GPSC newsletter now online
  • New webinar series to support cross-divisional learning
  • Health Data Coalition: Call for nominations to the Board of Directors and annual general meeting
  • NIRD/Northern Health videoconferencing project improves access to care in rural communities
  • Doctors of BC Health Authority Engagement Survey
  • Vancouver Division’s Dropbox Clinical Tools now on Pathways
  • BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS offers free webinar for primary care providers
  • Divisions in the News

May 29, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

  • PMH-PCN Update
  • PCN EOI second intake date confirmed
  • Resources: Cultural safety
  • 2018 GPSC Spring Summit report released
  • Rural and Remote division video highlights Pathways’ patient and provider benefits
  • Division GPs among recent BCCFP award recipients
  • Divisions COMET CRM Update
  • SGP's survey results show how BC's future family doctors want to practise
  • Pain BC offering free webinars on trigger point injection-based treatment
  • Two new Community Liaisons join provincial Divisions office
  • Divisions in the News

May 11, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

  • PMH-PCN Update
  • New PMH tool: Practice Characteristics Matrix
  • Learning, connection, community: Event attendees confirm value of Champions of Change
  • Nova Scotia adopts PSP’s Adult Mental Health module
  • BC family doctors: Leading the way to better patient care
  • Campbell River Division doctor wins international leadership award
  • PNW division member Dr Jaco Strydom wins College Coin award
  • Central Interior Rural Division physician featured in Doctors of BC's "Doctors Making a Difference" series
  • Chilliwack Division supports student-developed overdose advice app
  • Kathleen Speakman retires from Doctors of BC
  • Divisions in the News

May 2, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

  • PMH-PCN Update
  • New handout: benefits of team-based care
  • Divisions share tips, strategies, and resources for planning opioid and pain management education sessions
  • NIRD school clinic aims to improve health outcomes for Vanderhoof youth
  • Learning, connection, community: Event attendees confirm value of Champions of Change
  • SSC seeks input from division doctors about surgical optimization resources
  • Rural Global Health Partnership Initiative
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist advice available May 1: RACE and RACEapp+
  • Doctors of BC 2018 annual general meeting
  • DTO bulletin: Create complex passwords that are easy to remember
  • Patients as Partners monthly bulletin
  • Divisions in the News

April 23, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

  • PMH-PCN Update
  • Date revision: Round 2 PCN expression of interest intake
  • GPSC Spring Summit and new PMH-PCN materials
  • Section 41 compliance: GPSC supports co-op model as a fourth option
  • Salt Spring Island mental health resource featured in BC Medical Journal
  • New instructional video and reference card for PLS phone translation service
  • North Shore Division collaboration with VCH highlighted by College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • Powell River Division and VCH partner to improve palliative care
  • New staff join Provincial Divisions team
  • Doctors of BC event highlights physician burnout and solutions for it
  • UBC-CPD offers online perinatal depression and anxiety course at no charge
  • BC Health geographies interactive map
  • BCCDC seeks physician input for HPV vaccine provider survey
  • Subscribe to Patients as Partners monthly bulletin
  • Divisions in the News

April 4, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

  • PMH-PCN Update
  • A proven model of care
  • Reminder of GPSC supports to divisions
  • GPSC Spring Summit – April 16-17, 2018
  • Partners draw on success for latest step toward team-based care in Fraser Northwest region
  • Mini Profiles now available online
  • eCase: New service supports non-urgent GP/specialist consults
  • Register to host a Walk with your Doc event
  • New grant and bursary opportunities available for rural physicians
  • Doctors of BC 2018 annual general meeting
  • Rural physician first to be featured in Doctors of BC “Doctors Making a Difference” series
  • Physician feedback requested for BC Children’s Hospital’s new psychiatry outreach and access initiative
  • Resources for individuals with acquired brain injury available online
  • Divisions in the News

March 21, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

  1. PMH/PCN update: Funding approved for physician-to-physician and PMH-to-PMH networks
  2. Partners launch planning process for Primary Care Networks
  3. Rural divisions and partners discuss PCNs in the rural context
  4. New Business Systems Manager joins provincial divisions team
  5. Delta Division launches mental health website
  6. Local approach to PMH assessment events engages East Kootenay division physicians
  7. Meaningful medication reviews and seniors – Seeking physician input
  8. Resources to support physicians to keep practices violence-free
  9. Physician feedback requested to rate patient priorities
  10. Partner publications
  11. Divisions in the News

March 6, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

  1. PMH/PCN update: GPSC selects early adopter communities
  2. GPSC update: February GPSC meeting summary, GPSC newsletter now online
  3. Changes to CPSBC physician directory
  4. Register for SGP’s billing education workshop
  5. Funding for rural physicians to attend Rural and Remote Medicine Course
  6. Multi-division collaboration attracts new doctors to Vancouver Island
  7. Nominate physician representative to join Health Data Coalition (HDC) membership
  8. Registration open for Walk with your Doc
  9. Doctors of BC 2018 annual general meeting
  10. DTO technical bulletin: Preventing attacks to online services
  11. BC Summit on Surgical Improvement event report available
  12. Subscribe to Patients as Partners monthly bulletin
  13. Partner publications
  14. Divisions in the News

February 20, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

  1. Impact Measurement Framework survey results and webinar invitation
  2. Update from the GPSC Provincial Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee
  3. Award win recognizes GPSC co-chair’s leadership, commitment to excellence
  4. Reminder to participate in telephone interpreting services pilot project
  5. Joint Collaborative Committees sessional reimbursement guidelines
  6. RACE (Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise) seeks physician feedback
  7. BC Cancer seeks physician feedback
  8. Register now: BC Rural Health Conference May 11 - 13
  9. Partner publications
  10. Divisions in the News

February 5, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

  1. PMH/PCN Update
  2. GPSC assigns regional physician representatives
  3. New sessional rates effective February 1, 2018 and April 1, 2018
  4. Government announces funding to address overdose crisis at the community level
  5. PMH practice assessment event provides valuable GP engagement opportunity
  6. Innovative ways divisions are getting to “yes” on Section 41
  7. Interdisciplinary model supports patients and providers
  8. Checkbox surveys update
  9. Doctors of BC 2018 annual general meeting
  10. Free CME opportunity: Toolkit to assess and manage violence risk
  11. Apply today for the Clinician Quality Academy
  12. BC Cancer and Perinatal Services BC seek physician feedback
  13. Subscribe to Patients as Partners monthly bulletin
  14. Partner publications
  15. Divisions in the News

January 18, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

  1. Reminder to submit GPSC Portal Fees (G14070, G14071)
  2. Primary Care Networks: Webinars coming soon
  3. Ministry of Health revises Community Health Service Areas (formerly Local Health Areas)
  4. PMH and PCN supports: Summary of emerging ideas
  5. Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) obligations for physicians
  6. Update from the GPSC Provincial Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee
  7. GPSC Spring Summit – April 16 - 17, 2018
  8. Opioid treatment and management practice resources
  9. Correction notice: New GPSC member
  10. Register for Nanaimo Division pain management workshop with CBT expert Dr Daniel O’Connell
  11. Rural physician research grants now available
  12. Physician feedback requested on technology projects
  13. Shared Care Adverse Childhood Experiences Summit summary now available
  14. Registration filling up for Quality Forum and JCC Champions of Change
  15. Save the date: Physician health and wellness event April 3, 2018
  16. Leadership for Executive Directors: Vantage Point workshops
  17. Partner publications
  18. Divisions in the News

December 15, 2017 Divisions Dispatch

  1. Effective January 1, 2018: Changes to GPSC incentive fees 
  2. GPSC news: New GPSC co-chair and member, 2018 GPSC meeting schedule, November meeting summary 
  3. Doctors of BC president responds to Times Colonist editorial on doctor shortage 
  4. Thompson Region letter to editor details division recruitment efforts 
  5. Division support for physician retirement 
  6. Local divisions support physicians in improving access to care for transgender patients 
  7. Telehealth improving access to child and youth mental health services on Vancouver Island 
  8. Residential care: Early results show improved access to care 
  9. Polypharmacy Risk Reduction initiative - residential care phase near completion 
  10. Free teamwork and communication action series presented by BCPSQC 
  11. Registration open for JCC pre-forum event on February 21 
  12. GST charges for residential care and inpatient care payments made to physicians 
  13. Business/non-profit matchmaker provides free service to support board diversification 
  14. Subscribe to Patients as Partners monthly bulletin 
  15. New report: Monitoring Seniors' Services 2017 
  16. Partner publications 
  17. Divisions in the News 

December 4, 2017 Divisions Dispatch

  1. Changes to GPSC incentive fees in 2018 (G14070 & G14071; G14015, G14016, G14017)
  2. PSP content review ensures learning modules comply with CFPC requirements
  3. Winter GPSC newsletter now online
  4. GPSC Provincial Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee updates
  5. Award wins for two Vancouver Division family doctors
  6. Shuswap North Okanagan school-based clinic will improve access to care for rural students
  7. Abbotsford Division team-based care collaboration improves health care access for homeless, vulnerable patients
  8. Community of Practice for doctors continues the work of the CYMHSU Collaborative
  9. Updated BC guideline now available: Frailty in older adults – early identification and management
  10. Opportunity for patients and providers to participate in prescription opioid use disorder trial
  11. Opportunity to participate in external review on opioid use disorder until December 18, 2017
  12. Partner publications
  13. Divisions in the News

November 14, 2017 Divisions Dispatch

  1. Reminder of changes to GPSC incentive fees
  2. Division resources: Seniors health
  3. Funding available for specialists to attend CSC meetings
  4. Division members outline the history, challenges, and benefits of EMRs
  5. Register one division GP representative for Surgical Summit event on January 22, 2018
  6. DTO tech bulletin: A simple and significant step to better protect clinics from ransomware attacks
  7. Save the Date: BC Rural Health Conference on May 11-13, 2018
  8. Free QuitNow workshops for BC doctors treating tobacco dependence
  9. Free CME opportunity: Late effects of childhood cancers
  10. Partner publications
  11. Divisions in the News

November 3, 2017 Divisions Dispatch

  1. Two changes by GPSC set to benefit local divisions
  2. New fees and changes better support doctors, including team-based care
  3. GPSC news: September meeting summary
  4. GPSC Provincial Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee updates
  5. Wildfires and emergency preparedness: Share your experiences and thoughts
  6. SOS doctors lighten workloads and optimize scope of their team members
  7. New supports to care for youth transitioning to adult care
  8. Now available – access to telephone interpreting services at no cost to family practices
  9. Health Data Coalition expands network with new GPSC funding
  10. Medical student placements urgently needed for January – April 2018
  11. Partner publications
  12. Divisions in the News

October 12, 2017 Divisions Dispatch

  1. GPSC News: Fee changes: Updated billing guide, fall issue of GP Update, September GPSC meeting summary, GPSC-divisions interface webinar schedule
  2. Update: Primary care networks (PCN)
  3. Now available: In-practice support for patient panels
  4. Getting to ‘Yes’ on Section 41 webinar
  5. Doctors of BC: Tax survey results and tax planning submission
  6. Doctors Technology Office (DTO) news: Windows 10 update and wireless network security
  7. Team-based care: Model and supports enhance patient care, practice efficiency for Abbotsford GPs
  8. SOS Division builds opioid crisis response from the ground up
  9. WRSS Division/Fraser Health project team wins Fraser Health Above and Beyond Award
  10. Victoria and South Island physicians pen op-ed highlighting divisions’ successes
  11. Health Authority Engagement survey results
  12. Pain BC webinar: How to talk to chronic pain patients about neuroplasticity, CBT, and mindfulness
  13. Ministry of Health seeks physician input for evaluation of health technology
  14. BC Colon Screening Program seeking physician input
  15. Partner publications
  16. Divisions in the News

September 19, 2017 Divisions Dispatch

  1. Access to telephone interpreting services at no-cost to family practices – starting October 1, 2017
  2. Rural perspectives on patient medical homes
  3. Doctors of BC updates IM/IT statement of principles
  4. UBC physician survey: What do you know about medicolegal training?
  5. Campbell River LAT shares lessons learned from CYMHSU Collaborative work
  6. New online network and resources aim to improve emergency care in BC
  7. Partner publications
  8. Divisions in the News

September 5, 2017 Divisions Dispatch

  1. Changes coming October 1, 2017 to some GPSC incentive fees – learn more in upcoming webinars
  2. Community representatives requested to attend GPSC meetings
  3. Q&A with Dr Trina Larsen Soles: Doctors of BC President 2017–18
  4. Save the Date: GPSC Summit April 16–17, 2018
  5. New Powell River Division graphic illustrates Societies Act compliance
  6. Burnaby Division creates emotional wellness patient education resource
  7. Nominations open for 2017 Doctors of BC Awards
  8. Physician sign up now for Be Active Every Day: October 2–27, 2017
  9. UBC survey: How have the CPSBC chronic pain standards impacted your practice?
  10. Perinatal Services BC presents Safer Infant Sleep on September 27, 2017
  11. Partner publications
  12. Divisions in the News

August 24, 2017 Divisions Dispatch

  1. Proposed federal tax changes: Doctors of BC advocates for the profession, supports doctors to voice concerns and influence decision-making
  2. Share your perspectives: Aligning collaborative resources and support
  3. UpToDate access for transitioning residents changes on September 15, 2017
  4. Access to telephone interpreting services to support patient care – Ministry of Health/PHSA pilot project starts October 1, 2017
  5. South Okanagan Similkameen team-based care helps at-risk patients get health and lives on track
  6. Patient Medical Home engagement journey stories
  7. Reminder: Ministry of Health continues to seek division input on family physician health human resource (HHR) planning
  8. Seniors health updates: Seniors Health Summer 2017 Newsletter
  9. Partner publications
  10. Divisions in the News

August 9, 2017 Divisions Dispatch

  1. GPSC incentive changes coming into effect January 1, 2018
  2. Update from the GPSC Provincial Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee
  3. GPSC news: July meeting summary, Spring Summit summary report
  4. Residential Care: Resource exchange
  5. 2017 Be Active Every Day challenge
  6. Salt Spring Island suicide intervention toolkits provide support for youth, caregivers, and health care workers
  7. Providing care in a crisis: Division partnerships support doctors and patients during wildfires
  8. Northern Interior Rural Division doctor and UBC CPD collaborate to offer rurally focused ultrasound training
  9. Quality Forum 2018 and JCC “Champions of Change” call for abstracts. Deadline September 8, 2017
  10. Coping with dementia and wandering: New resources from Alzheimer Society of BC offer support
  11. MEND childhood healthy weights program ends June 2017
  12. Partner publications
  13. Divisions in the News