2017 Divisions Dispatch

December 15, 2017 Divisions Dispatch

  • Effective January 1, 2018: Changes to GPSC incentive fees 
  • GPSC news: New GPSC co-chair and member, 2018 GPSC meeting schedule, November meeting summary 
  • Doctors of BC president responds to Times Colonist editorial on doctor shortage 
  • Thompson Region letter to editor details division recruitment efforts 
  • Division support for physician retirement 
  • Local divisions support physicians in improving access to care for transgender patients 
  • Telehealth improving access to child and youth mental health services on Vancouver Island 
  • Residential care: Early results show improved access to care 
  • Polypharmacy Risk Reduction initiative - residential care phase near completion 
  • Free teamwork and communication action series presented by BCPSQC 
  • Registration open for JCC pre-forum event on February 21  
  • Business/non-profit matchmaker provides free service to support board diversification 
  • Subscribe to Patients as Partners monthly bulletin 
  • New report: Monitoring Seniors' Services 2017 
  • Partner publications 
  • Divisions in the News 

December 4, 2017 Divisions Dispatch

  • Changes to GPSC incentive fees in 2018 (G14070 & G14071; G14015, G14016, G14017)
  • PSP content review ensures learning modules comply with CFPC requirements
  • Winter GPSC newsletter now online
  • GPSC Provincial Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee updates
  • Award wins for two Vancouver Division family doctors
  • Shuswap North Okanagan school-based clinic will improve access to care for rural students
  • Abbotsford Division team-based care collaboration improves health care access for homeless, vulnerable patients
  • Community of Practice for doctors continues the work of the CYMHSU Collaborative
  • Updated BC guideline now available: Frailty in older adults – early identification and management
  • Opportunity for patients and providers to participate in prescription opioid use disorder trial
  • Opportunity to participate in external review on opioid use disorder until December 18, 2017
  • Partner publications
  • Divisions in the News

November 14, 2017 Divisions Dispatch

  • Reminder of changes to GPSC incentive fees
  • Division resources: Seniors health
  • Funding available for specialists to attend CSC meetings
  • Division members outline the history, challenges, and benefits of EMRs
  • Register one division GP representative for Surgical Summit event on January 22, 2018
  • DTO tech bulletin: A simple and significant step to better protect clinics from ransomware attacks
  • Save the Date: BC Rural Health Conference on May 11-13, 2018
  • Free QuitNow workshops for BC doctors treating tobacco dependence
  • Free CME opportunity: Late effects of childhood cancers
  • Partner publications
  • Divisions in the News

November 3, 2017 Divisions Dispatch

  • Two changes by GPSC set to benefit local divisions
  • New fees and changes better support doctors, including team-based care
  • GPSC news: September meeting summary
  • GPSC Provincial Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee updates
  • Wildfires and emergency preparedness: Share your experiences and thoughts
  • SOS doctors lighten workloads and optimize scope of their team members
  • New supports to care for youth transitioning to adult care
  • Now available – access to telephone interpreting services at no cost to family practices
  • Health Data Coalition expands network with new GPSC funding
  • Medical student placements urgently needed for January – April 2018
  • Partner publications
  • Divisions in the News

October 12, 2017 Divisions Dispatch

  • GPSC News: Fee changes: Updated billing guide, fall issue of GP Update, September GPSC meeting summary, GPSC-divisions interface webinar schedule
  • Update: Primary care networks (PCN)
  • Now available: In-practice support for patient panels
  • Getting to ‘Yes’ on Section 41 webinar
  • Doctors of BC: Tax survey results and tax planning submission
  • Doctors Technology Office (DTO) news: Windows 10 update and wireless network security
  • Team-based care: Model and supports enhance patient care, practice efficiency for Abbotsford GPs
  • SOS Division builds opioid crisis response from the ground up
  • WRSS Division/Fraser Health project team wins Fraser Health Above and Beyond Award
  • Victoria and South Island physicians pen op-ed highlighting divisions’ successes
  • Health Authority Engagement survey results
  • Pain BC webinar: How to talk to chronic pain patients about neuroplasticity, CBT, and mindfulness
  • Ministry of Health seeks physician input for evaluation of health technology
  • BC Colon Screening Program seeking physician input
  • Partner publications
  • Divisions in the News

September 19, 2017 Divisions Dispatch

  • Access to telephone interpreting services at no-cost to family practices – starting October 1, 2017
  • Rural perspectives on patient medical homes
  • Doctors of BC updates IM/IT statement of principles
  • UBC physician survey: What do you know about medicolegal training?
  • Campbell River LAT shares lessons learned from CYMHSU Collaborative work
  • New online network and resources aim to improve emergency care in BC
  • Partner publications
  • Divisions in the News

September 5, 2017 Divisions Dispatch

  • Changes coming October 1, 2017 to some GPSC incentive fees – learn more in upcoming webinars
  • Community representatives requested to attend GPSC meetings
  • Q&A with Dr Trina Larsen Soles: Doctors of BC President 2017–18
  • Save the Date: GPSC Summit April 16–17, 2018
  • New Powell River Division graphic illustrates Societies Act compliance
  • Burnaby Division creates emotional wellness patient education resource
  • Nominations open for 2017 Doctors of BC Awards
  • Physician sign up now for Be Active Every Day: October 2–27, 2017
  • UBC survey: How have the CPSBC chronic pain standards impacted your practice?
  • Perinatal Services BC presents Safer Infant Sleep on September 27, 2017
  • Partner publications
  • Divisions in the News

August 24, 2017 Divisions Dispatch

  • Proposed federal tax changes: Doctors of BC advocates for the profession, supports doctors to voice concerns and influence decision-making
  • Share your perspectives: Aligning collaborative resources and support
  • UpToDate access for transitioning residents changes on September 15, 2017
  • Access to telephone interpreting services to support patient care – Ministry of Health/PHSA pilot project starts October 1, 2017
  • South Okanagan Similkameen team-based care helps at-risk patients get health and lives on track
  • Patient Medical Home engagement journey stories
  • Reminder: Ministry of Health continues to seek division input on family physician health human resource (HHR) planning
  • Seniors health updates: Seniors Health Summer 2017 Newsletter
  • Partner publications
  • Divisions in the News

August 9, 2017 Divisions Dispatch

  • GPSC incentive changes coming into effect January 1, 2018
  • Update from the GPSC Provincial Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee
  • GPSC news: July meeting summary, Spring Summit summary report
  • Residential Care: Resource exchange
  • 2017 Be Active Every Day challenge
  • Salt Spring Island suicide intervention toolkits provide support for youth, caregivers, and health care workers
  • Providing care in a crisis: Division partnerships support doctors and patients during wildfires
  • Northern Interior Rural Division doctor and UBC CPD collaborate to offer rurally focused ultrasound training
  • Quality Forum 2018 and JCC “Champions of Change” call for abstracts. Deadline September 8, 2017
  • Coping with dementia and wandering: New resources from Alzheimer Society of BC offer support
  • MEND childhood healthy weights program ends June 2017
  • Partner publications
  • Divisions in the News