Central Interior Rural Division of Family Practice

Key Resources for Members and MOAs


 Practice Support Program. 

PSP by Doctors of BC offers services for family physicians to optimize their practice, enhance health technology use, and effectively manage their patient panel. The PSP team will help your practice become more efficient, creating more time for proactive patient care and for adopting the patient medical home attributes.  PSP offers compensation and MainPRO+ credits for eligible family physicians and primary care team members participating in PSP services.


 DoBC Business Pathways.

Business Pathways is a Doctors of BC initiative that helps doctors navigate the operational side of managing a business. A one-stop shop to access valuable resources, information, toolkits, and expert advice to help inform and streamline business operations. 

Find information about: Starting In PracticeManaging Your OfficeClosing Your PracticeBusiness Corner BlogVirtual Education and Business Advisors.

 Human Resources Supports.

DoBC's Business Pathways Human Resources Toolkit provides you with in-depth information on hiring, managing and developing staff, resources, information, and customizable templates to help you build and strengthen HR policies and procedures for your clinic.

 Other Billing Support Resources. 

DoBC Billing & Audit Supports can help you lower your risk of an audit, and should it happen, provide you with information on what to expect throughout the audit process.

Learn more about FPSC's Grants & Payments for family doctors in BC to support primary care. 

Education Supports: UBC CPD Billing in BC: Basics for Family Medicine eLearning & UBC CPD Billing in BC: Advanced for Family Medicine eLearning.   


 DoBC Doctors of Technology Office.

Health technology can help improve patient care and streamline demands on your time.  DoBC Doctors of Technology Office is your one-stop shop for your health technology needs.  They will guide you on the most up-to-date technology solutions that are aligned with healthcare professional standards and security practices.

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Virtual Care Support for your practice's needs, including starting virtual care, adding video visits, boost your use, and resources to support your use of virtual care. 

Enhance your Clinic's Security with supports to help your clinic protect patient information and improve the security of your IT systems. 

Managing your EMR with supports developed in partnership with FPSC's Practice Support Program to help you choose and use an EMR, switch EMRs, panel clean-up and submission, and storing your EMR records.   

Engage in Digital Health and share your clinical input to help inform digital health solutions and support programs. 

 Other Virtual Care Resources.

Patient Communications: Seeing Your Doctor with Zoom & Preparing for your video or phone appointment with your family doctor.


 Health Data Coalition. 

The Health Data Coalition is a physician-led data sharing application that enables collaborative quality improvement in primary care funded by the FPSC. HDC can assist you in assessing your own practice areas such as chronic pain disease management or medication prescribing, and provides access to a secure, core set of anonymized aggregate data, while maintaining both patient and physician confidentiality. 


 Emergency Preparedness Resources.

Having an emergency preparedness plan in place is an important aspect of running a business, and can help increase business resiliency and mitigate disruptions to your practice. You likely have a lot of the information already - it’s just compiling it in one place to have it on hand when you need it most.

DoBC's Business Pathways Contingency Planning Toolkit outlines the basic elements of emergency preparedness, business continuity, and personal contingency planning, and includes resources for health care providers and fillable templates to help you build a contingency and emergency preparedness plan for your practice. All fillable templates in the toolkit can be found in one easy-to-download template package.

Divisions of Family Practice Emergency Preparedness Resources include

Did you know? All businesses in BC are required by WorkSafeBC to have an emergency plan, and assists with compliance with the Physician and Surgeons of BC Assessment Standards for Emergency Preparedness.   

 CIRD Support in Case of an Emergency.

Don't forget to add us to your critical contacts list! In the event of an environmental disaster or other emergency, contact the CIRD to assess the situation and identify areas of support.  

General information: hdiether@cirdivision.ca

In the event of an emergency, contact Executive Director, Jill Zirnhelt: jzirnhelt@cirdivision.ca


 Cultural Safety Resources. 

All health care providers play an important role collectively and individually in helping to address anti-Indigenous racism in healthcare and make the system more culturally safe. Practicing in a culturally safe way requires us to approach our relationships and interactions with openness and a willingness to learn.

The CIR PCN Cultural Safety Learning Resources Toolkit is a starting point for your cultural safety learning journey with trainings, foundational reports, and local Nation information to help you build better approaches to care in your practice that contribute to cultural safety for Indigenous patients.

The circulturekit.ca website expands on the cultural safety learning resources toolkit, and is a selection of resources to support ongoing learning for health care providers. Be a life-long learner in cultural safety, your path starts here. 

Check out the CIRD's Local Nations Map, including the Indigenous place names and travel time to Williams Lake or 100 Mile House.  

DoBC worked with Indigenous artist sɬə́məxʷ Rain Pierre to design an art print that can be displayed in medical offices across BC to create a welcoming space for Indigenous patients. To request a copy of the art print be mailed to your practice or office, please complete this form.  

DoBC's Guide to Indigenous Land Acknowledgements provides guidance on Indigenous land acknowledgements for members and physician groups.  


 Resources for Rural Physicians.

DoBC's Rural Programs: A Guide to the Rural Physician Programs in BC helps rural physicians gain an understanding of the programs and support available to them through the Rural Practice Subsidiary Agreement (RSA). 

The Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) is dedicated to enhancing rural health equity in BC by developing strategies that improve the health of rural people and communities across BC.  

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC Rural and Remote Medicine Resources

The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada is the national voice of Canadian rural physicians and its mission is to champion rural generalist medicine through education, collaboration, advocacy, and research. 

UBC CPD Rural Learning Program offers learning activities that meet the needs of rural healthcare providers.