FPSC has a new name following ratification of the 2022 Physician Master Agreement (PMA) on December 6, 2022. The Family Practice Services Committee is now the Family Practice Services Committee, or FPSC.
The new name reflects a general shift away from the term “general practice,” which carries connotations of rotating internships, in favour of “family practice,” which reflects the recognized expertise of family physicians. It also highlights the support FPSC offers for the coordinated, continuous, relationship-based care provided by community longitudinal family physicians and practice teams throughout a patient’s lifetime.
To support the Divisions of Family Practice, we’ve sent updated logos to each division, and we’ve updated the logo on each division of family practice website hosted on divisionsbc.ca.
The FPSC name and updated logo replaces FPSC on the FPSC website, which is changing from gpscbc.ca to fpscbc.ca. Redirects will prevent broken links and bookmarks will continue to work.
FPSC’s commitment to strengthening full-service family practice and patient care in BC remains steadfast. FPSC will continue working with government to create a new PCN governance model that reflects doctors’ priorities, strengthens physician leadership, and helps enable effective team-based care.