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Fraser Northwest Division Launches New Community and Patient Advisory Committee

Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice is pleased to announce the launch of its Community and Patient Advisory Committee (PAC). The PAC is a volunteer-based committee that will act as a resource to advise the Fraser Northwest Collaborative Services Committee (CSC) and Fraser Northwest Primary Care Network (PCN) on matters related to patient care and advocacy.


The PAC will be co-chaired by a Community Member and a local Family Doctor, and will consist of approximately 10-12 people who represent patient populations in the community. Membership will be as diverse as possible to maximize representation from different patient populations and those who experience health inequities due to the social determinants of health.


The PAC's primary responsibilities will be to provide patients' perspectives and advise on matters identified by the FNW CSC or PCN Council or its subcommittees. The PAC will also act as a catalyst for change, advocating for collaborative patient-centred care as an important strategy in addressing emergent health care issues.


"The Community and Patient Advisory Committee is an important step in ensuring that our healthcare system is patient-centred," said Dr. Gina Zheng, co-chair of Fraser Northwest Division Board of Directors. "We believe that by including diverse, autonomous, and authentic voices of patients and agencies supporting patients in the Fraser Northwest, we will be able to better meet the needs of our community."


The PAC's term of appointment will be two years with two renewals up to a maximum of 3 terms. Meetings will be held hybrid four times per year, and additional meetings will be called as needed at the discretion of the Chair(s). Meeting times and location will accommodate members who have disability/mobility limitations.


The PAC will be committed to recognizing excellence in patient involvement through awards and other forms of recognition, defining and sharing good practices for patient and community engagement, and assisting with evaluation of activities and impact.


"We are excited to launch this new committee and look forward to working closely with our community members to ensure that we are providing the best possible care for our patients," said Dr. Jennifer Yun, co-chair of the Fraser Northwest Division.


To apply please fill out this online form.



Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice is one of 35 divisions in British Columbia that make up the BC Divisions of Family Practice, an initiative of the Family Practice Services Committee, a partnership between the Province of B.C. and Doctors of B.C. Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice currently has over 450 members that provide primary care services in Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.



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