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The latest news from the provincial team and complementary organizations.


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January 24, 2023 Divisions Dispatch

  • New Longitudinal Family Physician Payment Model
  • Meet 2023 Doctors of BC president, Dr Joshua Greggain
  • PHP virtual peer support group for BIPOC doctors
  • New DocTalks vodcast: Climate change, planetary health, and how doctors can have an impact
  • Doctor of BC mileage rate increase
  • Remembering Dr Brenda Huff
  • Updated Divisions website admin manual
  • Online prescribing resource: Portrait
  • Interior Health expanding youth substance use services
  • February 9 webinar | Elements of Indigenous health and healing. Session 4: Finding a way forward together
  • Unique collaboration brings Indigenous communities and doctors together
  • January 26 webinar | Opioid agonist treatment
  • January 26 & February 10 webinars | Anti-racism and allyship in health care
  • February 8 webinar | BC provincial deprescribing rounds
  • February 23 webinar | Social determinants of family and child/youth health
  • Focus groups: Transitioning patients from pediatric to adult services
  • Digital innovation in perinatal health care: Seeking doctors’ feedback

 


January 10, 2023 Divisions Dispatch

  • Family physician leaders’ event and divisions learning session
  • Audits explained: New Business Pathways article
  • Increases in physician payment for JCCs in 2023
  • PharmaCare update: Changed benefit status for four common drugs
  • Celebrating our award-winning doctors
  • UBC seeking family doctors to teach medical students in their offices, hospitals, and communities
  • January 17 webinar | Cancer screening care for Indigenous families
  • January 18 webinar | Proton pump inhibitors
  • January 19 webinar | Pathways updates and new features
  • February 7 webinar | Adolescent and adult vaccination update
  • February 9 webinar | Youth mental health, trauma, and substance misuse
  • Breastfeeding Systems Change Project seeking physician input

 


December 13, 2022 Divisions Dispatch

  • FPSC’s new name is Family Practice Services Committee (FPSC)
  • New after-hours coverage pilot for family doctors
  • BC ramps up flu vaccine campaign as illness rates increase
  • Doctors of BC releases policy paper on physician demands
  • Physician Health Program launches virtual peer support group for BIPOC doctors
  • Fraser Health to reduce duplicate medical imaging results
  • January 6 deadline for JCC Pre-Forum QI project submissions
  • January 12 webinar | Elements of Indigenous health and healing. Session 3: Digging for the root and connecting dots
  • Compassionate leadership training: JCC-funded opportunity for doctors
  • Divisions invited to share their stories: Environmentally sustainable practices in primary care
  • Thompson Region Division launches campaign to attract doctors to Kamloops
  • BCCDC notice: Amoxicillin shortages in BC
  • BCCDC seeks community family doctors for provincial Ebola clinical experts group

 


November 29, 2022 Divisions Dispatch

  • FPSC funding for PCN maternity and newborn service planning
  • Gender equity in BC medicine: Doctors of BC’s report on policy
  • Fraser Health to cease duplicated Date of Death notifications
  • How to gain transparency for Assignment of Payment agreements
  • Health PPE Portal update
  • Dementia care pathway for clinicians
  • December 8 webinar | Elements of Indigenous health and healing. Session 2: Hearing our history and stories
  • JCC Pre-Forum 2023: Save the date and call for abstracts
  • Doctors invited to participate in BC Guidelines external reviews
  • December 14 webinar | Drug interactions in older adults prescribed nirmatrelvir-ritonavir for COVID-19
  • UBC / BC Children’s Hospital study seeks patient input

 


November 15, 2022 Divisions Dispatch

  • New payment model: Information and resources for doctors 
  • FPSC in-patient bridge funding approved for 13 additional hospitals 
  • FPSC meeting summary
  • Panel management training for medical office staff: Applications open
  • November 17 webinar | FPSC billing education: Case-based experiences
  • Incentives for new-to-practice family physicians
  • Care pathway: Medical assistance in dying
  • Creating sustainable care pathways for hosting in Pathways
  • UBC seeking family doctors to participate in 2023 MD Undergraduate admissions interviews
  • November 16 webinar | Climate-conscious inhaler prescribing
  • BC multiculturalism and anti-racism grants

November 1, 2022 Divisions Dispatch

  • Doctors of BC webinars: Physician Master Agreement and new payment model
  • The Future of Primary Care: Results of Doctors of BC’s engagement campaign
  • FPSC fees: November 3 billing education webinar
  • BC Family Doctors billing question library
  • Updated COVID-19 testing guidelines from BCCDC
  • Updated cervical cancer screening procedure
  • Long-term care video series by Fraser Health
  • Webinar series: Elements of Indigenous Health and Healing - Session 1: Setting the tone and building trust
  • Fraser Health Medical Staff Wellness Forum
  • November 14 deadline to submit division-developed tools and resources for Engagement Toolkit
  • November 24 webinar | Ask the expert: ADHD
  • November 22 virtual event | Type 2 Diabetes Dialogue Day
  • November webinar series | Health Canada: Avoiding unauthorized health products online
  • Community safety grants available for Indigenous healing projects
  • Pilot program seeking family doctor participants: Developing a vulvodynia primary care toolkit

October 18, 2022 Divisions Dispatch

  • FPSC billing education: Fall webinar series
  • Newborn Screening BC adds conditions to screening blood spot panel
  • Mental health supports for teens
  • Seeking physician feedback about MRI patient pathways  
  • October 20 event | Perinatal Community of Practice Gathering
  • November 2 webinar | Raising Resilient Kids lunch and learn
  • November 10 webinar | Healthy conflict and decision-making
  • November 29 event | RCCbc BC Rural Health Research Exchange
  • November 2 webinar | STIs: Prevalence and treatment options
  • October 25 webinar | Non-suicidal self injury in children and adolescents
  • October 28 webinar | Indigenous patient experience in BC health care
  • Survey | Rural access to specialist support: Make your voice heard
  • Survey: CBT skills groups program

October 4, 2022 Divisions Dispatch

  • Fee increases: Prenatal and postnatal care
  • Dr Janet Evans joins FPSC
  • Truth and Reconciliation ceremony: Video highlights and artwork overview
  • Health Authority Engagement Survey 2022: Share your thoughts
  • Request: Division-developed tools and resources for Engagement Toolkit
  • First Nations Community and Longhouse Experiential Learning Sessions
  • October 12 webinar | Providing team-based CYMHSU care via primary care networks
  • October 26 webinar | Delivering trauma-informed care in your practice

September 20, 2022 Divisions Dispatch

  • Funding for PCN planning to optimize perinatal services
  • Truth and Reconciliation: Advancing cultural safety in health care
  • Seeking physician feedback: Doctors of BC’s policy on Gender Equity in BC Medicine
  • Health Authority Engagement Survey 2022: Join your colleagues and share your thoughts
  • September 22 billing webinar | MSP basics
  • October 6 webinar | Determining your tax benefits: Recent updates for doctors
  • Update | RFP process: Interoperability of digital technology
  • Sept 27 peer mentor webinar | Telus Collaborative Health Record
  • October 20 webinar | Perinatal community of practice (CoP) engagement event
  • Dementia care: Flipping Stigma Toolkit
  • Cardiovascular health awareness program seeking French-speaking participants
  • Celebrating our award-winning doctors
  • October 12 webinar | Ask the Expert: Dementia, depression, and anxiety
  • September 29 webinar | Provincial pediatric mental health education

September 7, 2022 Divisions Dispatch

  • Stabilization funding: Application process
  • New Oscar EMR orientation guide
  • New Mainpro+ credits for family doctors/residents attending FPSC billing webinars
  • FPSC Leadership and Management Development Program: Apply by September 12
  • New Digital Health Advocacy and Governance website area
  • Sept 21 webinar | Preventing physical and online attacks
  • First Nations Community and Longhouse Experiential Learning Sessions
  • Help us celebrate your award-winning doctors
  • October 4 webinar | Ask the expert: MAiD (medical assistance in dying)
  • Study: Citizen Science Long COVID Patient Experience Project

August 23, 2022 Divisions Dispatch

  • FPSC billing education webinar series | Fall 2022
  • Health PPE portal update: September
  • Pathways maternity care supports
  • Translation and language service access from PHSA 
  • Join the first Physician Wellness Network virtual meeting on September 21
  • Seeking physician input on interoperability of digital technology
  • New Doctors of BC podcast discusses emergency preparedness
  • September 13 webinar | Practical tips on filling out long-term disability (LTD) claims 
  • September 26 webinar | WorkSafeBC: Enhancing patient care and return to work through greater collaboration
  • November 4 nomination deadline for Doctors of BC awards
  • October 20 event | Perinatal Community of Practice Gathering
  • Divisions Dispatch recipient list updates
  • September 8 webinar | Ask the Expert: Men's sexual health 

August 9, 2022 Divisions Dispatch

  • New FPSC funding to PCN communities for planning maternity and newborn services
  • Urban locum coverage pilot program starts in fall 2022
  • Update on practice supports from Doctors of BC
  • Registration open for FPSC Leadership and Management Development Program - Cohort 13
  • FPSC seeks family physician member
  • Provincial communications team contacts
  • New name for qathet Division of Family Practice as part of reconciliation with Tla’amin Nation
  • Perinatal Services BC seeking physicians for clinical information review

July 28, 2022 Divisions Dispatch

  • Reminder: 90-day deadline to submit expense claims for committee work
  • Fraser Health medical imaging reports: Resolving distribution issues
  • Foundry Virtual BC: Helping physicians support youth health and wellness
  • New referral criteria for Post-COVID-19 Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Network
  • August 11 webinar | Ask The Expert: Common musculoskeletal mimics of peripheral nerve disorders
  • Research funding opportunities for family practice residents and family practitioners
  • Survey: Help improve support for youth mental health and substance use
  • Survey: Improving access to hearing health care
  • Survey: Help shape the Perinatal and Newborn Health Hub

July 12, 2022 Divisions Dispatch

  • New Physician Wellness Network to help organizations collaboration on physician well-being
  • What We Heard report: Electronic medical records
  • Residents invited to participate in Doctors of BC engagement: The Future of Primary Care
  • Next issue of Divisions Dispatch on July 28
  • New Fee: Assessment for COVID-19 Therapeutics
  • Reminder: Physician input needed on Remote Patient Monitoring Program launching August 2022
  • BC Guidelines updates: App discontinued, invitation to participate in external review, new guidelines

Divisions Dispatch June 28, 2022

  • Dr Sari Cooper: New physician co-chair of FPSC
  • Virtual care resources for doctors, extended technical support hours for patients
  • Panel management training for medical office staff: Applications open
  • Now open: "Have Your Say" online engagement platform and virtual discussion groups
  • Human Resources Toolkit features new section on managing teams
  • New web-based radiology report viewer for Fraser Health region doctors
  • Physician input needed: Remote Patient Monitoring Program launching August 2022
  • Quality Team Coaching for Rural BC: 2022 program
  • Lower audit risk by improving billing practices
  • July 12 webinar | Post-COVID-19: A respirology perspective
  • July 13 webinar | Problematic prescribing cascades: Fixing one problem with another

Divisions Dispatch June 14, 2022

  • Media training for divisions
  • Request to divisions: Sharing QI resources and measurement tools
  • New divisions web listing to support knowledge exchange
  • New FPSC division reps 
  • The future of primary care: Have your say
  • Prepare for forest fire season with the Business Pathways contingency planning toolkit
  • June 20 webinar | Optimizing safety procedures in your practice
  • July 17 webinar | Equity, diversity, and inclusion workshop
  • DocTalks vodcast: ACEs and high-conflict separation and divorce
  • Health PPE portal update
  • Retroactive payment for telehealth fees
  • CareConnect available online to community practice support staff
  • PCN toolkit: Recent additions
  • June 16 webinar | Team-based maternity care in Northern Health
  • June 16 & 17 webinars | Stimulant use disorder
  • June 21 webinar | Managing post-COVID-19 
  • CADDRA 2022 Indigenous health care award
  • Study: Chronic kidney disease research

May 31, 2022 Divisions Dispatch

  • Update on the Practice Support Program
  • View the latest COVID-19 updates on Pathways
  • COVID-19 antiviral medication clinician support line
  • DocTalks podcast: Physical and online violence - How to protect yourself
  • June 14 event | Doctors and lawyers discuss solutions to high-conflict separation and divorce 
  • FPSC billing education: Case-based billing experiences
  • Billing supports and resources for MOAs and office staff
  • Cervical cancer screening: Rapid transition to liquid-based cytology for Pap tests
  • EMR orientation guides: Encounter, attachment, and shift reporting 
  • Visions: BC’s Mental Health and Substance Use Journal
  • Patient access to lab results via Health Gateway now available 
  • June 14 webinar | BC ECHO for post-COVID-19 recovery: Session 11
  • June 15 webinar | Pacific Northwest Division and TBC@UBC Network: Innovative composition of disciplines on health care teams

May 17, 2022 Divisions Dispatch

  • BCCDC update: Paxlovid prescribing at doctors’ offices
  • Updated: Attestation form for CEV patients and COVID-19 vaccination
  • Doctors and lawyers come together to find solutions to lessen stress of separation and divorce  
  • Registration open for Doctors of BC AGM
  • FPSC billing education: Spring webinar series
  • St Paul’s Hospital Chest Pain Clinic expands services to community physicians and nurse practitioners
  • May 18 webinar/lecture | Listening to family caregivers
  • June 3 webinar | BC Virtual Health Grand Rounds: Augmented reality as a medical learning tool
  • UBC, Interior Health, Island Health seek physician input on primary care nursing

May 3, 2022 Divisions Dispatch

  • May 12 deadline for Physician Health Program and JCCs peer support initiative 
  • New HR toolkit from Doctors of BC’s Business Pathways initiative
  • May 18 and June 14 webinars | Health and Justice Alliance: Working together for families
  • FPSC billing education: Spring webinar series
  • Updated: Paxlovid prescription information and online form
  • Recommendations for doctors: High demand affecting access to Lower Mainland medical imaging services
  • May 10 webinar | BC ECHO for Post-COVID-19 Recovery: Session 10
  • May 13 webinar | Understanding Lab Medicine
  • May 17 webinar | Resources to simplify early prenatal care
  • June 8 webinar | Avoiding common audit pitfalls
  • BC Children’s Hospital research team seeks assistance with hip dysplasia study
  • 10-minute survey will help shape perinatal care in BC

April 20, 2022 Divisions Dispatch

  • FPSC seeking family physician co-chair to help shape BC primary care
  • Physician Health Program and JCCs launch peer support initiative for physician groups
  • New preferred member rates available at Staples 
  • Simplified nomination process for Doctors of BC awards
  • Be Active Every Day campaign postponed to 2023
  • Updated COVID-19 resources and treatment guidance
  • FPSC billing education: Spring webinar series
  • April 28 Doctors of BC webinar: Preventing physical and online attacks
  • Patient resource: SmartParent support program by UBC
  • PCN Toolkit: New and revised resources
  • Ministry of Health seeks medical advisor to provincial Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Oversight Unit
  • Interior Health video series explores substance use services
  • May 13/14 event: Technologies in Emergency Care

April 6, 2022 Divisions Dispatch

  • New maternity care risk assessment fee billable April 5
  • FPSC seeking family physician co-chair to help shape BC primary care
  • New leadership learning opportunity offered by FPSC
  • Using Pathways for patient handouts, requisitions, point-of-care tools
  • Doctors of BC survey: Electronic medical records
  • Nominations open for Doctors of BC Awards
  • JCC Pre-Forum: Registration open
  • Call for Nominations: BC Family Doctors’ Board of Directors
  • BC Rural Health Conference: May 13-15 in Penticton
  • Feedback request for June 9 webinar: A Knowledge Exchange on Indigenous Cultural Safety and Humility in Primary Care
  • Call for submissions: CADDRA 2022 ADHD Conference and Research Day
  • April 12 webinar: Physical rehabilitation and return to work for post-COVID-19 patients
  • Seniors mental health training: Cannabis and older adults eLearning modules

March 23, 2022 Divisions Dispatch

  • Changes to physician representatives on the FPSC
  • Latest information for Doctors on COVID-19
  • Free rapid antigen tests available to community practices on PPE Portal
  • April 7 FPSC billing webinar: MSP Basics
  • Care for a Colleague: Physician Health Program seeks to match physicians with family doctors
  • Physician health and wellness: Doctors of BC 2021 Report to Members
  • RCCbc grants support rural physicians
  • Rural Global Health Partnership Initiative grants
  • Sponsorship available: IHI's online course on Finding and Creating Joy in Work
  • March 26/27 webinar: Stroke prevention and management
  • March 30 webinar: Understand your Mini Practice Profile
  • April 12 Presentation: BC ECHO for Post-COVID-19 Recovery (Session 9)
  • Foundational Training on Quality Improvement Available to all BC Physicians
  • Information from the divisions provincial office

March 8, 2022 Divisions Dispatch 

  • Latest information for Doctors on COVID-19
  • New prenatal care fee for family doctors
  • Update: Group Family Practice Development Grant
  • Spring 2022 FPSC billing webinar series
  • Frailty Prevention Toolkit: Resources for doctors and patients
  • FPSC team-based care supports
  • Update: Need for contingency planning
  • JCC collaboration on preoperative care improves health for patients
  • CMA president-elect voting: March 1-15
  • March 25 webinar: Providing culturally safe virtual care for Indigenous people and their families
  • March 29 webinar: Clinical management of COVID-19
  • Spring series: COPD and asthma care summit
  • Study: Use of sign language interpreters to provide non-emergency care to deaf patients
  • Study seeks physician feedback about pediatric obesity management
  • Treating and managing schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders

February 23, 2022 Divisions Dispatch

  • Vaccine mandate for health professionals does not include office staff 
  • Important information on prescribing COVID-19 antiviral medications 
  • 2020 billing mini profiles are now available
  • Spring 2022 FPSC billing webinar series
  • Feedback request: BC digital health strategy
  • Doctors of BC launches “Our stories” campaign
  • Fraser Northwest Division vaccination campaign recognized by the Public Health Agency of Canada
  • March 3 webinar: Ensuring gender-affirming health care
  • March 8 webinar: Self-managing post-COVID-19 symptoms
  • BCCDC survey: Healthy eating resources

February 8, 2022 Divisions Dispatch

  • February 9 webinar: Prescribing COVID-19 anti-viral medications 
  • BCCDC: Updated COVID-19 testing and laboratory guidance
  • Updated: Human resources toolkits
  • Preventing physical and online attacks: Doctors of BC webinar
  • BC PharmaCare: New procedures for harm reduction prescriptions
  • Depression care pathway: Counselling and self-management support for patients
  • Care pathway creation guide
  • Health authority engagement survey 2021 results 
  • Recorded webinar: Creating a virtual palliative care unit in northern BC
  • February 9 webinar: Team-based care and virtual communication
  • February 16 webinar: Planning for retirement
  • February 25 webinar: Trauma-informed care for Indigenous patients and families

January 25, 2022 Divisions Dispatch

  • Community Longitudinal Family Physician payment increases
  • New Doctors of BC toolkit helps physicians prepare for the unexpected
  • Mindfulness tools for physicians
  • FPSC Core meeting summary
  • Collaborate on Health in BC 2022: Stories of BC physicians improving access to care
  • BC Guidelines: New high ferritin and iron overload guideline, new patient guide to cataract treatment, feedback request for colorectal cancer and infectious diarrhea guidelines
  • Mentorship opportunity with Pain BC’s Adaptive Mentorship Network
  • February 15 webinar: Managing pain and withdrawal for opioid use disorder patients in the ED

January 11, 2022 Divisions Dispatch

  • FPSC supports for inpatient care
  • Updated fee codes for uninsured services
  • UpToDate subscription extended to community-based specialists
  • Foundry Virtual BC: Health supports for youth and young adults
  • Divisions website maintenance interval: January 15-16
  • New processes, tools, and templates support Shared Care project work
  • BC Cancer pilot program: At-home cervix screening for Sunshine Coast and central Vancouver Island
  • Opportunity for family doctors: UBC psychiatry residency training 
  • January 20 webinar: Patient engagement and team-based care