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The latest news from the provincial team and complementary organizations.


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July 13, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • New $1,000 GPSC payment available to family doctors who complete panel management and enroll in HDC
  • Restart plan phase 3: What does it mean for doctors' offices?
  • Doctors of BC wants physician input on gender equity in BC medicine
  • Divisions website update: New interactive map
  • Next Divisions Dispatch issue Wed July 28
  • CareConnect provides easy access to patient information
  • New provincial standard requisition form for home sleep apnea testing
  • July 29 webinar: Wounds in long-term care

 


June 29, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • Group Family Practice Development Grant application dates
  • EMR data migration supports and resources for family physicians
  • GPSC seeking division participants for HDC Discover quality improvement project
  • Dialogue on virtual care: A learning exchange with Kaiser Permanente
  • Primary care network brand update: Patient and stakeholder engagement sessions to take place this summer
  • Doctors of BC podcast discusses adverse childhood experiences
  • Reminder: July 6 deadline to provide input on BC’s Digital Health Strategy 
  • Ministry of Health Hansard debate summary: Vision and targets for primary care
  • Doctors invited to participate in external review of BC diabetes care guideline
  • BC Family Doctors: Uninsured services update
  • Sue Harris Family Practice Research Grant: August 25 application deadline
  • June 30 webinar: Impact of Colonization: Truth and Trauma
  • July 13 webinar: BC ECHO for post-COVID-19 recovery | Session 1

 


June 15, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • Health PPE portal update
  • Zoom for Healthcare license to be renewed for one additional year
  • Physician input needed on BC’s Digital Health Strategy  
  • June 17 webinar: GPSC billing – Session 6
  • July 31 deadline to register for retroactive Business Cost Premium payments
  • GPSC Billing Tips series: Three new videos
  • Updated: BC Family Doctors billing question library
  • BC ECHO on Substance Use: Resources
  • Doctors of BC invites doctors to "walk the talk"
  • 2021 CADDRA Indigenous Healthcare Award
  • Request to doctors: Help reduce BC PharmaCare backlog
  • June 21 online event: Honouring our Indigenous physician leaders
  • Survey: Automated MRI referral triaging

 


June 1, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • Update to group family practice grant application process
  • Team-Based Care Grant: Minimum FTE requirement lowered from 0.5 to 0.2 for each application
  • Quickly find information on GPSC grants and payments with new web page
  • June 3 webinar: GPSC billing – Session 5
  • CareConnect enrolment now open for family doctors across BC through PHSA
  • GPSC meeting summary
  • GPSC 2020/21 Year-in-Review infographic
  • June 23/24 webinar: Using data to support patients with respiratory disease
  • June 19: Changes to electronic report distribution from BC Cancer Vancouver Centre

 


May 18, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • Celebrating BC and World Family Doctor Day
  • This is Our Shot: Doctors of BC video campaign targets vaccine hesitancy
  • Fraser Health region: UCI available to clinics using TELUS MedAccess EMR
  • PCN update: Three new PCNs in planning phase
  • Member engagement results: What we heard
  • Campbell River and District Division and MSA collaborate to recognize doctors
  • Call for nominations to BC Family Doctors Board of Directors
  • CME: Antimicrobial stewardship training
  • June 16 webinar: COVID-19 impacts: Tackling youth substance use challenges during the pandemic

 


May 4, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • Doctors must sign up on provincial vaccine registry to be notified of date for second dose
  • Updated resources: Vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia 
  • New temporary fee for providing patient advice related to COVID-19 vaccines
  • Doctors of BC podcast addresses vaccine hesitancy    
  • COVID-19 vaccination social media campaign 
  • What to expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine  
  • May 13 webinar: GPSC billing – Session 4
  • Pathways how-to videos: Sending resources to patients, finding telehealth specialists
  • Inpatient Care Task Group recommendations report
  • MAiD legislation: Changes for doctors
  • ICBC Enhanced Care changes: What do doctors need to know?
  • Virtual CBT skills groups for patients
  • GPSC grant to offset costs of recruiting into team-based care practices
  • Governance Fundamentals Guidebook 
  • Sunshine Coast task force tackles opioid deaths
  • HDC application helps doctor improve care for diabetic patients
  • RACE adds WorkSafeBC specialty
  • PHSA seeking input from doctors treating “long COVID-19” patients
  • May 11 webinar: COVID-19 impacts –  Addressing mental health issues in adults
  • May 12 webinar: COVID-19 update – Expert Q&A with public health, vaccine, epidemiology, and lab specialists

 


April 20, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • Resources for care of patients with long-term health impacts of COVID-19
  • Feedback request: Designing continuing professional development program for post-COVID-19 syndrome
  • New encounter reporting resources on the PCN toolkit
  • April 29 webinar: GPSC billing – Session 3
  • Nine tips for integrating a nurse into your practice team
  • GPSC initiative improves care for BC seniors in long-term care facilities
  • BC Family Doctors seeking physician input on the future of primary care
  • April 29 webinar: Young-onset dementia
  • Survey: Improving access to care for individuals with vulvodynia
  • May 20 webinar: Reflections and learnings on PCNs and team-based care
  • June 17 webinar: TEAM framework – Evaluating team-based care

 


April 6, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • Physician resources for CEV patients and general vaccine information
  • COVID-19 vaccines and maternity patients
  • April 8 webinar: GPSC billing session 2
  • Online MSP billing summary available to doctors
  • New Team Charting Agreement for information sharing in PCNs
  • April 14 webinar: Impact of COVID-19 - Child and youth eating disorders
  • Fraser Health region: UCI available to clinics using TELUS MedAccess EMR
  • Improvements to Rural Retention Program to strengthen rural medicine
  • April 20 webinar: Learnings and successes of the Interior Physician Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee
  • RCCbc supports for rural doctors: Research grants, Rural Global Health Partnership Initiative
  • April 22 webinar: Tools for teams – Exploring psychological safety
  • CPSBC seeking input on Telemedicine practice standard
  • Curing through connection: Three-part series explores attachment, resilience, and health 

 


March 23, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • Materials added to Doctors of BC vaccine toolkit for physicians
  • UBC Primary Care COVID-19 Immunization Support Toolkit
  • COVID-19 pediatric resource from BCCDC
  • March 31 webinar: Expert Q&A with public health, vaccine, epidemiology, and lab specialists
  • March 23 webinar: Use of AstraZeneca vaccine
  • New GPSC grant supports doctors joining group family practices
  • Doctors: Are you receiving your Business Cost Premium payments?
  • Improving support for panel management
  • GPSC meeting summary February 2021
  • Divisions communications survey results and upcoming changes
  • April 12/13 webinar: Using data to improve care for patients with respiratory disease
  • Doctors of BC seeking feedback on: Illicit drug overdoses, diversity and inclusion, physician employment models
  • Meet Doctors of BC President, Dr Matthew Chow
  • Walk with Your Doc postponed to fall 2021
  • How can pregnant patients access public and community health services?
  • Free resources and supports for family caregivers
  • Doctors invited to participate in BC Guidelines External Review
  • Introduction to the physician medical home 
  • Information from the divisions provincial office

March 9, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • Doctors of BC launches new vaccine toolkit for physicians
  • GPSC workshop: The role of family doctors in the COVID-19 vaccination campaign
  • How can doctors register to deliver COVID-19 vaccines?
  • GPSC billing webinars
  • Doctors of BC podcast discusses physician burnout
  • Walk with Your Doc postponed to fall 2021
  • Canada Life group benefits package for divisions
  • CMA’s Wellness Connection: A virtual safe space for doctors to share experiences and get support
  • First Nations Health Benefits, Pregnancy and Infant Care Guide
  • 24/7 Addiction medicine clinician support line
  • Important notice for doctors: Creatinine lab results 
  • March 18 webinar: Addressing racism in team-based care – Learnings from the In Plain Sight report
  • April 10 virtual conference: What you need to know about Indigenous and South Asian women’s heart health
  • Muscular Dystrophy Canada survey: Newborn spinal muscular atrophy screening program

February 22, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • Vaccine communication support for doctors 
  • Reminder: One-time payment for family physicians with high-risk patients
  • Resource for helping seniors stay active during the pandemic 
  • Helping family doctors stay safe with the COVID-19 office safety plan support grant 
  • New timelines for expressions of interest for PCNs 
  • Updated billing supports on BC Family Doctors website 
  • Reminder: February 23 deadline for divisions communications survey 
  • New Doctors of BC policy statement on physician burdens
  • Meet Dr Matthew Chow, President of Doctors of BC (2021) 
  • Finding and Creating Joy in Work online course – Sponsorship available
  • Free online chronic pain course for primary care providers
  • Cancer won’t wait campaign – Information on cervical and other HPV-related cancers    
  • February 26 webinar: Falls prevention workshop for Parkinson’s patients, families, and support
  • March 4 webinar: Pathways tools to streamline gastroenterology and mental health workflows
  • February 23 webinar: Health Data Coalition – Supporting proactive care with focus on diabetes   
  • In case you missed it: Information from the provincial office

February 8, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • February 10 webinar: Everything you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines
  • COVID-19 vaccine information tools for doctors
  • Clarifying deadlines for COVID-19 primary care plans
  • How can we improve our communications with divisions?
  • How doctors are feeling about engagement with health authorities
  • Collaborate on Health in BC: New magazine highlights physician-led innovations 
  • Mobile Maternity (MOM) focus groups
  • For patients with concussions: MyGuide from Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Resources for doctors to support transgender patients
  • Patients as Partners launches online activity calendar 
  • BC Family Doctors: Advocating for family medicine
  • February 16 webinar: Frailty management in primary care - The CARES model
  • February 18 webinar: Cervix screening - O¬ffering culturally safe care to diverse populations
  • February 18 webinar: Tips for building high-functioning teams
  • February 22 and 23 webinars: Health Data Coalition - Supporting proactive care with focus on diabetes   

January 25, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • Last call: COVID-19 Office Safety Plan Support Grant
  • New temporary fee codes for COVID-19 immunizations
  • New Pathways function: Form integration
  • Aging Well, Planning Well. Senior care resources from Abbotsford Division
  • Adverse drug events now recorded in PharmaNet
  • DocTalks podcast now available: Putting Indigenous cultural safety into practice
  • New GPSC member Dr Jaron Easterbrook
  • Funding support available for BC doctors to attend Quality Forum
  • Sunshine Coast Division doctors receive BC College award
  • South Okanagan Similkameen Division receives Innovation in Care Delivery Award
  • Help shape the future of maternity care in BC
  • January 28 webinar: The journey to recovery: Post-COVID-19 care in BC
  • February 3 webinar: Impact of COVID-19 on child and youth mental health
  • February 10 webinar: COVID-19 update: Everything you need to know about vaccines
  • February 16 webinar: Intrinsic and extrinsic biases

January 11, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • Updated COVID-19 vaccine toolkit for doctors’ offices
  • Updated mask signs for doctors' offices
  • Divisions infrastructure funding renewal package coming this week
  • Provide input to Doctors of BC on PMA negotiation priorities
  • In-person daily volume limits reinstated
  • Community-specific physician recruitment through Health Match BC 
  • Compass mental health supports

December 18, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

  • COVID-19 vaccine toolkit for doctors’ offices
  • Health authorities accepting EOIs for Simplified COVID Service Contracts
  • Deadline Extension: COVID-19 Office Safety Plan Support Grant
  • FYI: Answering your questions on mask use policy in doctors’ offices 
  • Portal code rule change for family physicians working in long-term care
  • Updates on fee codes 14029, 14076 and 13706
  • Reminder: JCC rate change
  • Reminder: Deadline to submit interim report on COVID-19 response funding
  • PCNs and communications plans
  • Pathways public directory of family doctors is live
  • Shared Care Meeting Summary November 2020
  • Family doctors’ input needed to assess pooled referral/central intake model of care
  • RoadSafetyBC pauses on issuing age-based Driver Medical Examination Reports
  • Vaccine study looking for physician participants

December 7, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

  • Seeking physician input: COVID-19 vaccination
  • Implementation of Health PPE Portal
  • Understanding the role of Doctors of BC engagement partners and primary care transformation partners
  • GPSC Meeting Summary November 2020
  • Seeking physician input:  Managing sleep apnea
  • PRIME enrollment required for new PharmaNet users as of December 1
  • BC Cancer cervix screening updates
  • Adult obesity: CMAJ clinical guideline

November 23, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

  • Update: PPE and Ministry of Health mask policy
  • New mask signs for doctors' offices
  • Fall and winter 2020 pandemic planning payments
  • Update: Fee code 10041 for adult respiratory immunizations now active
  • New billing rules for 14070/14071 start January 1
  • Watch: Recorded webinar outlines new contract options for doctors
  • New physician contracts - the role of divisions
  • Information for divisions on new JCC rates
  • Reminder: $1,000 office grant available for BC’s community doctors
  • DivisionsBC.ca updated to improve accessibility
  • New Director of Digital Health  
  • Shared Care workshop highlights value of relationships for successful collaboration 
  • Shared Care October Meeting Summary
  • Webinar: How will artificial intelligence affect family medicine in Canada?

November 9, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

  • New Ministry of Health policy on masks
  • Virtual health visit survey: Physician, staff, and patient feedback needed
  • Update: Pharmacists in PCN implementation
  • Participate in national physician leadership forum
  • Webinar: Physician advocates for youth mental health in BC
  • List your practice on the Pathways Medical Care Directory
  • Organize clinic workflow with the quality improvement facilitation cycle
  • Type 2 diabetes online event. November 18/19.
  • PHSA course highlights pediatric COVID-19 collection resources
  • Report highlights impact of collaborative Maternity Network in BC
  • Rural doctors providing maternity care: Share your experiences with virtual care

October 27 2020 Divisions Dispatch

  • PPE and pandemic planning supports
  • Redeployment opportunities during COVID-19
  • Webinar: New Group and New-to-Practice contracts presentation to divisions
  • Reminder: Encourage your physician leaders to consider applying for a place on GPSC
  • Share your flu vaccine success stories
  • GPSC Update newsletter coming soon
  • Learn about privacy and security in the era of virtual care
  • Data migration support for Wolf EMR retirement
  • Seeking physician input on next Physician Master Agreement
  • Nominations open for Excellence in Health Promotion Awards
  • Increased timeline for doctors completing drivers’ medical examination reports
  • New primary care prostate cancer guideline
  • Multiple myeloma training webcast by BC Cancer
  • Okanagan Clinical Trials seeking participants

October 13, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

  • Watch: Recorded webinar on new contract options for family doctors
  • Coming up: Webinar on Simplified COVID Contracts
  • New temporary fee code for immunizations
  • Reminder: $1,000 office grant available for BC’s community doctors
  • Help drive change in your health authorities, respond to our survey by October 14
  • Family doctors appointed to group supporting greater diversity and inclusion
  • COVID-19 – #slowthespread campaign
  • Flu vaccines - Connecting with your patients
  • Make a difference for family doctors by joining GPSC
  • JCC principles include cultural safety, longitudinal care, and physician engagement
  • Shared Care: providing doctors with information on Adverse Childhood Experiences   
  • RCCbc launches new online rural innovations inventory to foster collaboration
  • Patients as Partners Online events calendar

September 28, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

  • Ministry of Health's Primary Care COVID-19 Response Framework for 2020
  • Doctors of BC Board, Representative Assembly, and Committee meetings to continue online
  • Patient Experience Tool updated to enable virtual care feedback 
  • Improvements to the Doctors of BC website
  • Guide to help protect physician offices from violence 
  • Health Authority Engagement Survey 2020: Make your voice heard
  • Reminder: $1,000 office grant available for BC’s community physicians
  • JCC principles include cultural safety, longitudinal care, and physician engagement
  • GPSC Annual Report 2019-2020
  • First Nations Virtual Substance Use and Psychiatry Service
  • Childbearing and pregnancy survey seeks public input
  • UBC study seeks physician feedback to improve concussion care
  • Physician input sought in SFU advance care planning study

September 14, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

  • COVID-19 Office Safety Plan Support Grant for BC’s community physicians
  • New Doctors of BC back-to-school guide for physicians and the public
  • COVID-19 Webinar: Expert panel discusses return to school and impact on children and youth
  • Message to divisions on flu immunization  
  • Requirement to report MIS-C associated with COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Health Sector Plan for Fall/Winter 
  • Health Authority Engagement Survey 2020: Help drive the change
  • COVID-19 Primary Care Clinician Survey
  • BC Cancer genetic counseling/genetic testing survey
  • New video helps guide patients through a virtual care visit 
  • Virtual chronic pain education for health care providers  
  • Register now for Be Active Every Day

August 28, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

  • Registration open for fall GPSC Billing Education Webinar Series
  • Application deadline for eFaxing subsidy: August 31
  • UpToDate access for transitioning residents changes on September 18, 2020
  • GPSC Meeting Summary. June-July 2020
  • New BC ECHO on Substance Use – Alcohol Use Disorder
  • Online CBT program for physician health and well-being: Wait list now open
  • Challenge BC kids to play it forward with Be Active Every Day! 
  • COVID-19 Through a Quality Lens - BC Patient Safety & Quality Council Learning Series
  • 2020 CADDRA Indigenous Healthcare Award
  • UBC Canadian Abortion Provider Survey 2019

August 14, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

  • New BC ECHO on Substance Use - Alcohol Use disorder launch
  • New panel maintenance process available to support proactive patient care
  • Improve your practice with new flexible learning opportunities
  • Registration open for GPSC Leadership Management Development Program
  • New provincial communications team contacts
  • Temporary change to ICBC fee code
  • Resources for pregnant/postpartum anxiety during COVID-19
  • Webinars for physicians – addressing anxiety about back-to-school
  • BC Cancer genetic counseling/genetic testing survey
  • Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis online course

July 31, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

  • Physician Survey
  • Health Data Coalition and Practice Support Program partner to support physicians 
  • Fee change for substance use care – fee code 00039
  • Changes coming to the Contributory Professional Retirement Savings Plan (CPRSP)  
  • RoadSafety to gradually resume DMER disbursement to drivers 
  • Invitation to participate in BC Guidelines External Review
  • Checkbox: Security issue pop up

July 17, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

  • Patient resource for returning to work
  • Video for children about COVID-19 testing
  • Webinar recording available: Thompson Region Division Emergency Preparedness/Response Project for Physicians
  • Webinar: Treatment for whiplash
  • Resuming non-urgent Hepatitis C testing
  • Quality Team Coaching for Rural BC — Call for applicants
  • Sue Harris Family Practice Research Grant — Call for applicants
  • Clinicians & administrators: Participate in a short survey about chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Locums for Rural BC support extended until September

June 26, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

  • Practice Support Program supports for expanding in-person care
  • Maternity Care for BC supports family physicians
  • Call for nominations – Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group
  • Zoom for Healthcare training sessions
  • BC Family Doctors virtual care online tools
  • VCH offers free mental health program 
  • Government introduces amendments to improve care to youth following overdose

June 12, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

  • Aligning services to better support physicians
  • Family physician longitudinal care payments coming in summer 2020
  • BC Rural and First Nations Health & Wellness Summit: A Virtual Gathering of Communities
  • Update on billing for Telehealth Services during COVID-19
  • Join the Pathways Virtual Care Directory to help patients connect with family doctors
  • Launch of BC community health profiles
  • New CMA Physician Wellness Support Line equalizes access for all provinces
  • Learning sessions and online resources from the Canadian Medical Association
  • Invitation to participate: Developing a pediatric growth monitoring algorithm
  • Breast Cancer Screening Program to resume in June
  • Province-Wide BC Virtual Care Study

May 29, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

  • Physicians: are you creating an individualized plan to re-open your offices?
  • Intimate Partner Violence during COVID-19
  • Telehealth fee code changes coming June 1
  • Province Wide BC Virtual Care Study
  • COVID-19 Primary Care Survey of Clinicians
  • GPSC Meeting Summary March-May
  • Participation requested for study on rural maternity care
  • Ophthalmology COVID-19 Rapid Access Triage and Referral System
  • New BC Cancer Primary Care Learning Sessions

May 19, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

  • Coming soon: one-stop information source to help doctors re-open offices
  • Getting Patients Back to the Practice - webinar resources
  • Navigating federal and provincial COVID-19 programs for small businesses
  • Dr Bonnie Henry to speak to physicians on optimizing patient care and safety
  • GPSC providing eFaxing subsidy to BC family physicians
  • Psychological PPE: Peer support beyond COVID-19
  • Hearing from physicians engaged in JCC work
  • Telehealth fee code changes effective June 1, 2020
  • DTO virtual care webinar - feedback and support discussion
  • New Zoom for healthcare resources from DTO
  • Ministry of Health launches PRIME
  • Engaging Youth in Telehealth webinars
  • Health Data Coalition Board of Directors - Call for Nominations
  • Upcoming Oncology CME webcasts
  • BC Cancer primary care learning sessions
  • BC ECHO on Substance Use - Alcohol Use Disorder
  • Invitation from Okanagan Clinical Trials to refer patients for a memory assessment

May 1, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

  • Business Cost Premium can now be applied to telehealth
  • MSP coverage during COVID-19 pandemic
  • Delivery of immunization services during COVID-19
  • Caring for patients with cardiovascular disease during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • REAKT: Rapid Evidence And Knowledge Translation for Rural Providers during COVID-19
  • DTO updates and resources to support virtual care
  • Support from Locums for Rural BC
  • Expanding data collection and sharing to help family physicians build stronger practices
  • Foundry BC offering virtual drop-in counselling
  • Free chronic pain education for health care providers 

April 20, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

  • BC physicians can get Zoom licenses at no cost
  • RACE COVID-19 response: Extended hours and new specialty
  • DTO virtual care resources: Video tutorial series, e-faxing guide, weekly support sessions
  • Physicians: things you can do to strengthen your practice during COVID-19
  • The BC College of Family Physicians launches virtual care campaign
  • Postponement of the Fall JCC Events
  • GPSC Spring Billing Webinars – Rescheduled to Summer/Fall 2020
  • Free online support groups for people with chronic pain during COVID
  • Virtual stroke recovery sessions
  • Study: Short interviews on advance care planning
  • Divisions in the News

April 3, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

  • New temporary COVID-19 fee codes for family physicians (effective March 27) 
  • GPSC billing education webinars 
  • Campaign launched to raise awareness that physicians are using virtual care 
  • COVID-19 supports 
  • COVID‐19 update to BC Cancer Screening Program availability 
  • Outlook setup guide for Divisions of Family Practice 
  • Direct-acting oral anticoagulants now covered by Pharmacare for new patients 
  • Updated Perinatal Services BC Forms – On hold until further notice 
  • Walk with Your Doc event update 
  • Divisions in the News

March 20, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

•    COVID-19 billing changes
•    Virtual care support from Doctors Technology Office
•    New COVID-19 self-assessment tool
•    Sick notes unnecessary during COVID-19 outbreak
•    Suspension of the Driver Medical Examination Reports
•    Dr Anthon Meyer appointed as next GPSC Co-Chair
•    Team Charting Agreement webinar recording and patient notification posters now available
•    Updated BC Health Quality Matrix
•    MRI Central Intake Office – Updated MRI Appropriateness Check
•    Mini-Profiles showing physician MSP payments for 2018 now available
•    Divisions in the News


March 6, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

•    PMH-PCN Update
•    PCN Implementation Launch Day 
•    PCNs by the numbers 
•    Important changes to GPSC fees start April 1 
•    Business Cost Premium incentive payment - information session 
•    DTO resources: Using dictation software in medical practices 
•    DTO Releases New Forms Guidelines and Best Practices 
•    February GPSC Meeting Summary 
•    Registration open for online course on Finding and Creating Joy in Work 
•    GPSC’s Patient Experience Tool featured in March BCMJ 
•    Registration open to host a Walk with your Doc event 
•    Invitation to participate in BC Guidelines External Review 
•    Perinatal Services BC updated forms 
•    Patients as Partners Online events calendar 
•    Invitation to refer patients throughout the Okanagan Valley to participate in clinical trials 
•    Information available through Doctors of BC newsletters 
•    Divisions in the News


February 21, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

•    PMH-PCN Update
•    PCNs by the numbers 
•    Team Charting Agreement Webinars: Team Based Care and information sharing 
•    Fact sheet on GPSC’s new Community Longitudinal Family Physician (CLFP) payment 
•    GPSC sponsorship available for workshop on primary care learning system in BC 
•    Reminder: GPSC billing webinar on March 3 and 30 
•    Divisions invited to Continuing Professional Development Leaders Conference 
•    Health Data Coalition launches TELUS Med Access integration 
•    UBC currently recruiting mentees for the Rural Physician Mentoring Program 
•    Pathways Informational Webinar 
•    In-person support and education for people with pain 
•    New Fraser Health Paris reports available as of March 9, 2020 
•    Divisions in the News


February 7, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

•    PMH-PCN Update
•    PCN Steering Committee ToR Template 
•    PCN EOI information package 
•    Register now for the Business Cost Premium 
•    Reminder: GPSC billing webinar on February 18 and 19 
•    Clinic Cybersecurity message from Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health 
•    Call for applications to the Sue Harris Family Practice Research Grant 
•    DTO resources for Windows 7 operating system support 
•    Registration open for 2020 Run for Rural Medicine 
•    Divisions in the News


January 27, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

•   PMH-PCN Update
•   Updates to the GPSC PMH Assessment better support practices and communities
•   Family physicians receive GPSC’s new payment supporting longitudinal care
•   Payment made: GPSC increases maternity and in-hospital fees
•   Reminder to submit GPSC Portal Codes (G14070, G14071)
•   Reminder: GPSC billing webinars on January 27 and 28
•   DTO launches new health technology webinar series
•   Nanaimo-based family doctor featured on Doctors Making a Difference series
•   Society of General Practitioners new brand launch and event
•   Updated Health Care Consent Part 3 FAQ
•   BC Cancer Family Practice Oncology Network CME webcasts
•   Registration open for new primary care learning sessions for colorectal cancer
•   Invitation to participate in study about routine growth monitoring in infancy
•   Remote patient tracking available through Island Health's PowerChart
•   Invitation to refer patients throughout the Okanagan Valley to participate in clinical trials
•   Free hypertension prevention program from Heart and Stoke
•   Divisions in the News


January 10, 2020 Divisions Dispatch

•    PMH-PCN Update
•    New documents on the PCN Toolkit 
•    New GPSC payment to support longitudinal care 
•    Reminder to submit GPSC Portal Codes (G14070, G14071) 
•    Upcoming webinar about team-based care billing 
•    GPSC billing education webinar series: Winter 2020 
•    Update: GPSC increases maternity and in-hospital fees 
•    Readers’ Choice: GPSC 2019 highlights top ten stories from last year 
•    South Okanagan Similkameen Division opens team-based care clinic as part of primary care network 
•    New DocTalks Video: Reducing Risks of Medications for Seniors 
•    GPSC November Meeting Summary 
•    Update from the GPSC Provincial Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee 
•    Enrolling children in MSP when parents or guardians are not eligible 
•    Invitation to complete a survey about routine growth monitoring practices 
•    Participants needed for two BC Guidelines External Reviews 
•    CMA Ambassadors Program 
•    Divisions in the News


December 11, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

•   PMH-PCN Update
•   GPSC announces funding for minor tenant improvements to support team-based care 
•   Stories of Most Significant Change: Patient, physician, and AHP perspectives on PMHs
•   New GPSC payment to support longitudinal care 
•   Clarified: GPSC Panel Development Incentive Eligibility 
•   Doctors of BC seeking member input into proposed changes to health professions regulation 
•   Change to Health Care (Consent) Act – what it means for physicians 
•   ICYMI: Hear from patients - New Patient Experience Tool 
•   New GPSC Regional Reps 
•   PSP supports for quality improvement activities featured in December BCMJ 
•   Registration open for JCC Pre-Forum and Quality Forum 
•   Dr Kathleen Ross to continue outreach to physicians across BC in 2020 
•   PowerChart Access for Medical Office Assistants in Island Health Authority 
•   Invitation to join the BC ECHO on Substance Use 
•   A new online tool has launched to help navigate seniors’ living options 
•   Divisions in the News


November 22, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

•  PMH-PCN Update
•  New Doctors of BC podcast features discussion about PMHs and PCNs
•  GPSC’s Residential Care Initiative renamed as Long-term Care Initiative
•  Fall edition of the GPSC Newsletter now available
•  Reminder: Billing education webinar - fees that support working in teams
•  GPSC Summit Event Summary
•  GPSC and Health Data Coalition partnership
•  Invitation to participate in BC Guidelines External Review
•  Cannabis Use During Pregnancy and Lactation: A Practice Resource
•  Invitation to participate in study about routine growth monitoring in infancy
•  Updated Concussion E-Learning Course for Medical Professionals
•  Divisions in the News


November 12, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

•    PMH-PCN Update
•    Hear from patients: New GPSC Patient Experience Tool 
•    PCN Documents: UPCC revised policy and PCN governance diagram 
•    Billing education webinar: fees that support working in teams 
•    ICBC changes: Impacts and updates for physicians 
•    PSP simplifies its certification process for doctors 
•    Change to admission process for adults into care facilities 
•    Flu vaccine billing information 
•    More input needed on Physician Burdens 
•    DTO privacy and security training now required to access Fraser Health UCI eHealth viewer 
•    Reducing physician burnout: New article in the November issue of the BCMJ 
•    Multi-division partnership means optimal care for mental health patients in rural communities 
•    Pathways webinar series 
•    New Physician Wellness Resource 
•    Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) for Medical Professionals 
•    Divisions in the News


October 25, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

•    PMH-PCN Update
•    PCN Toolkit updates 
•    Contact list for division communications staff and contractors 
•    Free pedestrian safety poster and reflective armbands for physician offices 
•    GPSC member Richard Jock is now CEO of First Nations Health Authority 
•    GPSC Summit evaluation report 
•    Research participants needed for emergency contraception study 
•    Registration open for symposium on elder care in rural and remote areas 
•    Invitation to participate in study about routine growth monitoring in infancy 
•    Divisions in the News


October 7, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

•    PMH-PCN Update 
•    Ridge Meadows Division announces local PCNs and UPCC 
•    ISA Team Charting Principles 
•    GPSC Summit changes 
•    Divisions benefit package 
•    GPSC membership changes 
•    GPSC Meeting Summary 
•    MRI Central Intake Office survey 
•    Registration open for 2019 Medical Legal Conference 
•    Physician Perspectives on Return to Work 
•    Call for applications to the Clinician Scholar Program 
•    Free Pain Support and Wellness Groups 
•    Patients as Partners Online events calendar 
•    Divisions in the News


September 20, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

•    PMH-PCN Update
•    Provincial office staffing note 
•    Information Sharing Agreement webinar recording now available 
•    ICYMI: Webinar series: learn more about billing GPSC fees 
•    New Doctors of BC Vice President, Engagement and Quality Improvement 
•    UpToDate access for transitioning residents changes on September 30, 2019 
•    Data Tools Webinar Series Part 2 – The Health Data Coalition 
•    GPSC Patient Experience Tool Webinar 
•    Bringing primary care to patients’ homes: Fraser Northwest’s Nurse Debbie model 
•    Preventing and responding to violence against physicians 
•    Dr Kathleen Ross to meet with physicians across BC 
•    Opportunities for funding in rural communities 
•    Physician Engagement: Parent Education on the Period of PURPLE Crying 
•    In-office breastfeeding decal available to family physicians 
•    Divisions in the News


September 6, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

•   PMH-PCN Update
•   In case you missed it: PCN Implementation guide 
•   Updated Local Health Area Profiles 
•   New online course from DTO and UBC CPD: Information security in private practice 
•   UpToDate access for transitioning residents changes on September 30, 2019 
•   New interim guideline for syphilis screening in pregnancy in BC 
•   Registration open for Pain BC’s education and mentorship 
•   Call for Abstracts for the 2020 JCC Pre-Forum 
•   Divisions in the News


August 26, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

•   PMH-PCN Update
•   Information Sharing Agreement webinars
•   Registration open for rural PCN webinar
•   Thinking in Networks and Managing Change Initiative
•   New PCN liaison joins CPI team
•   Nurse Practitioners overhead guidelines and principles
•   Further clarification for two GPSC fees: G14086 and G14010
•   New PSP compensation policy better recognizes doctors and practice teams
•   UBC CPD seeking participants for ICBC reporting/billing changes focus groups
•   FNW Clinical Counsellor program allows quick referrals to mental health support
•   Registration open for GPSC's Leadership and Management Development Program
•   DTO support: technology vendors approaching divisions
•   Divisions website enhancements
•   Counselling available for individuals impacted by MMIWG
•   New CPI staff member
•   Registration open for the 2019 Be Active Every Day challenge
•   Divisions in the News


August 12, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

•    PMH-PCN Update 
•    PCN Implementation guide now available 
•    Funding support for specialist involvement in PCN planning and implementation 
•    GPSC increases to maternity and in-hospital fees 
•    Eligibility clarification for two GPSC fees: G14086 and G14010 
•    Webinar series: learn more about billing GPSC fees 
•    Improving access and meeting patient needs as part of a PMH 
•    Invitation to participate in BC Guidelines external review 
•    GPSC Information Sharing Task Group 
•    Vaccine Status Reporting Regulation 
•    BCCFP’s Exceptional Teacher award now open for nominations 
•    Patients as Partners Online events calendar 
•    Divisions in the News 


July 19, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

• PMH-PCN Update
• ICYMI: PMH/PCN Infosheets 
• Physician Burdens: What We Heard Report now available 
• ICYMI: PSP's learning series guides the path to practice teams 
• Call for Division representation at Family Medicine Forum 
• Doctors of BC Board Report available 
• Physician Engagement: Parent Education on the Period of PURPLE Crying 
• Breastfeeding webinar open for registration 
• Sharing Divisions Dispatch with members 
• Registration for the 2019 Be Active Every Day challenge opens in August 
• New member of CPI team 
• Divisions in the News


July 5, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

•    PMH-PCN Update 
•    Primary care network milestone 
•    June GPSC Meeting Summary 
•    Summer 2019 GPSC newsletter now online 
•    Divisions website enhancements 
•    Health Authority Engagement Survey Results 
•    Registration open for GPSC's Leadership and Management Development Program 
•    Breast implant cancer risks detailed in letter from Section of Plastic Surgery 
•    Invitation to participate in BC Guidelines External Review 
•    Patients as Partners Online events calendar 
•    Divisions in the News 


June 21, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

•  PMH-PCN Update
•  Resident doctors PCN webinar recording available
•  Webinar series: data tools that support practices and communities
•  Late honoraria and sessional claim submission deadline
•  ICBC Changes: RCA roster and updated resources for physicians
•  ICYMI: GPSC team-based care reference guide
•  When technology meets a team: happy patients, an enjoyable workplace
•  Invitation to participate in BC Guidelines External Review
•  Divisions in the News


June 10, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

•   PMH-PCN Update 
•   Renewed commitment to partnership in Primary Care Networks and Patient Medical Homes 
•   GPSC team-based care incentive fees 
•   Updates to panel management supports 
•   GPSC incentive fees, education, and resources promoted in June BCMJ 
•   Worthwhile and satisfying: physician group embraces data-informed, proactive care 
•   Public Pathways: A new option for sharing community health resources and information 
•   Ministry of Health staffing announcement 
•   Feedback requested for Primary Care Telephone Interpreting Service Pilot Project 
•   Invitation to participate in BC Guidelines External Review 
•   Ministry of Health: Sleep Medicine Review and Anonymous Survey 
•   Call for applications for the Sue Harris Family Practice Research Grant 
•   Support for family doctors in caring for osteoarthritis patients 
•   Patients as Partners Online events calendar 
•   Divisions in the News 


May 27, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

•  PMH-PCN Update
•  New PMH & PCN videos: Overview for family doctors
•  PCN webinar for resident physicians
•  Physician Master Agreement finalized
•  Doctors of BC election results
•  Tax-related questions from the Divisions
•  Practice Support: New learning series guides the path to practice teams
•  BC Guidelines: New guideline and invitation to review
•  HDC Members’ Webinar: The Health Data Coalition in your Division of Family Practice
•  Ministry of Health: Sleep Medicine Review and Anonymous Survey
•  HIV/AIDS webinar learning series
•  Fraser Health PARIS Psychiatrist Reports Available on June 4
•  Divisions in the News


May 10, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

•   PMH-PCN Update
•   Proactive panel management improves efficiency in Abbotsford
•   April GPSC Summary now available
•   Doctors of BC departmental realignment
•   Farewell to Joanna Richards
•   Kootenay Boundary Wellness Project featured on the Divisions website
•   Victoria/South Island CBT Skills Groups featured in BC Medical Journal
•   EMR Data Portability Guide by Doctors Technology Office
•   Call for nominations for the HDC Board of Directors
•   Surgical Patient Optimization Collaborative launches
•   Fraser Health Community Respiratory Reports Available
•   Divisions in the News


April 26, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

•    PMH-PCN Update
•    Richmond Division and Ministry of Health announce local PCNs 
•    Team-based care supports for family doctors 
•    BC Physicians: play a role in developing new compensation models 
•    New sessional rates 
•    Updated billing rates for medical services provided to Canadian Armed Forces members 
•    Health Authority Engagement Survey closing soon 
•    Feedback requested for Primary Care Telephone Interpreting Service Pilot Project 
•    Doctors of BC 2019 Annual General Meeting and Annual Awards Ceremony 
•    Early career family physicians: please share your experience 
•    New additions to the Community Partnerships and Integration team 
•    Registration open to host a Walk with your Doc event 
•    Divisions in the News


April 12, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

•    PMH-PCN Update 
•    South Okanagan Similkameen Division and Ministry of Health announce local PCNs 
•    PCN planning in Wave 1a communities 
•    Reminder: GPSC billing webinars 
•    Mileage rate increase 
•    Update on Information Sharing Agreement 
•    Resources to support ICBC policy changes 
•    DTO launches Clinic IT Support Community 
•    Division Learning Session event summary 
•    CME Webinar on MAID 
•    Registration open to host a Walk with your Doc event 
•    Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee 
•    Early Childhood Oral Health Resources 
•    Divisions in the News


March 29, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

•  PMH-PCN Update
•  Burnaby Division and Ministry of Health announce local PCNs
•  Reminder: Billing webinars for new-to-practice GPs
•  Voting open for Physician Master Agreement
•  Annual Health Authority Engagement Survey
•  Policy changes to ICBC effective April 1
•  Two-session learning series for increasing vaccine uptake
•  Registration now open for ACEs Summit in May
•  Codi app for rural physicians: evaluation survey
•  Thompson Region Family Obstetrics locum coverage in Kamloops
•  Registration open to host a Walk with your Doc event
•  Updated Concussion E-Learning Course for Medical Professionals
•  BC SUPPORT Unit webinar
•  Divisions in the News


March 15, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

•    PMH-PCN Update 
•    New change management funding for divisions 
•    Tentative Physician Master Agreement has been reached 
•    GPSC Evaluation Framework: update and opportunities to participate 
•    How does panel management work? Dr Bruce Hobson describes his journey 
•    Medical-record software companies selling data in Ontario only, not BC 
•    GPSC call-out to maternity care providers 
•    Enrolment Opportunity in the Provincial BOOST Collaborative – Letter of Interest due April 3 
•    Divisions Learning Session update 
•    Division-supported clinical networks featured in BC Medical Journal 
•    Dr Lawrence Yang of Surrey-North Delta Division featured in Doctors Making a Difference 
•    MDs4Wellness video featuring the Fraser Northwest and North Shore divisions 
•    Gabriola Community Health Centre: Building community health care from the ground up 
•    Nominations now open for the 2019 BCCFP awards 
•    Readers’ Choice booklets available 
•    Divisions in the News 
 


March 1, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

•    PMH-PCN Update 
•    Fraser Northwest Division and Ministry of Health announce local PCNs 
•    Primary care network and patient medical home workshop in Vancouver 
•    Spring 2019: Billing webinar for new-to-practice GPs 
•    Free Webinar on ICBC Changes 
•    Doctors of BC Diversity & Inclusion Survey 
•    Doctors Technology Office releases updates on BC Forms Strategy and Best Practices 
•    GPSC meeting summary: February 
•    Winter 2019 GPSC newsletter now online 
•    Registration open for SGP-BCCFP Spring Conference 
•    Registration open for the BC Substance Use Conference 
•    BC Children’s Hospital Compass service 
•    IHI Virtual Course on Finding and Creating Joy in Work 
•    Registration open for Heart Failure Symposium 
•    Register open for this year’s annual Walk with your Doc event 
•    Patients as Partners monthly bulletin 
•    Divisions in the News 


February 19, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

•    PMH-PCN Update
•    Summary from wave 2 PCN partnership day 
•    Billing webinars series for new to practice GPs: follow-up and reference documents for first session 
•    Fraser Northwest Division improves care for at-risk moms through collaboration and education 
•    Readers’ Choice: GPSC 2018 now available 
•    Opportunities for funding in rural communities 
•    Registration still open for JCC pre-forum Event 
•    Division physician leads and chairs invited to CPD Leaders Conference April 26-28, 2019 
•    Nominations open for the 2019 BC Rural Health Awards 
•    Opportunity for UBC CPD maternity care workshop collaboration 
•    Registration open for Clinician Quality Academy 
•    Patients as Partners monthly bulletin 
•    Divisions in the News


February 1, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

•    PMH-PCN Update 
•    Key highlights from the Divisions Learning Day and Wave 2 partnership day 
•    New Q&A for divisions 
•    Webinar for future PCN communities. February 15 
•    Changes to GPSC fees 
•    Sessional and honoraria rate increase 
•    Clarity on physician consent and data-sharing with local divisions 
•    MRI Central Intake Project requests feedback 
•    Evaluation report: School wellness centres serve an important need for students 
•    Fraser Health ER Discharge Report Available on February 19 
•    Patients as Partners Annual Gathering 
•    Patient Engagement Learning Series webinars available 
•    New staff announcements at provincial Divisions office 
•    Divisions in the News 


January 18, 2019 Divisions Dispatch

• PMH-PCN Update 
• Taking Action on Divisions’ Feedback 
• Proactive panel management improves efficiency in Cowichan Valley 
• Reminder to submit GPSC Portal Fees (G14070, G14071) 
• GPSC Residential Care Initiative: updated community contact list 
• GPSC welcomes new members 
• New BC Guidelines Revision - Thyroid Function Testing in the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Thyroid Function Disorder 
• Sponsorship available for JCC “The Power of Togetherness” event – Feb 26 
• Upcoming events for Shared Care’s ‘spread networks’ 
• Call to join the Health Data Coalition 
• BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is hosting a certified webinar 
• Register to join the Trans Care Forum 
• Patients as Partners monthly bulletin 
• Divisions in the News 


December 14, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

• PMH-PCN Update
• Physician Networks: A key component of PMH/PCNs
• Health Connect Registry launch (formerly known as Provincial Primary Care Waitlist)
• Reminder: billing webinars for new-to-practice GPs
• GPSC meeting summary: November
• MRI Central Intake Office Update
• Save the Date May 24-26 for 2019 Rural Locum Forum and the BC Rural Health Conference in Nanaimo
• Doctors of BC holiday office closure
• Divisions in the News


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

2020 Update: GPSC Liaisons are now referred to as Engagement Partners.

  • 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

2020 Update: Community Liaisons are now referred to as Engagement Partners.

  • 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. Business/non-profit matchmaker provides free service to support board diversification 
  13. Subscribe to Patients as Partners monthly bulletin 
  14. New report: Monitoring Seniors' Services 2017 
  15. Partner publications 
  16. 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