2018 Divisions Dispatch

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

  • PMH/PCN update: Funding approved for physician-to-physician and PMH-to-PMH networks
  • Partners launch planning process for Primary Care Networks
  • Rural divisions and partners discuss PCNs in the rural context
  • New Business Systems Manager joins provincial divisions team
  • Delta Division launches mental health website
  • Local approach to PMH assessment events engages East Kootenay division physicians
  • Meaningful medication reviews and seniors – Seeking physician input
  • Resources to support physicians to keep practices violence-free
  • Physician feedback requested to rate patient priorities
  • Partner publications
  • Divisions in the News

March 6, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

  • PMH/PCN update: GPSC selects early adopter communities
  • GPSC update: February GPSC meeting summary, GPSC newsletter now online
  • Changes to CPSBC physician directory
  • Register for SGP’s billing education workshop
  • Funding for rural physicians to attend Rural and Remote Medicine Course
  • Multi-division collaboration attracts new doctors to Vancouver Island
  • Nominate physician representative to join Health Data Coalition (HDC) membership
  • Registration open for Walk with your Doc
  • Doctors of BC 2018 annual general meeting
  • DTO technical bulletin: Preventing attacks to online services
  • BC Summit on Surgical Improvement event report available
  • Subscribe to Patients as Partners monthly bulletin
  • Partner publications
  • Divisions in the News

February 20, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

  • Impact Measurement Framework survey results and webinar invitation
  • Update from the GPSC Provincial Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee
  • Award win recognizes GPSC co-chair’s leadership, commitment to excellence
  • Reminder to participate in telephone interpreting services pilot project
  • Joint Collaborative Committees sessional reimbursement guidelines
  • RACE (Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise) seeks physician feedback
  • BC Cancer seeks physician feedback
  • Register now: BC Rural Health Conference May 11 - 13
  • Partner publications
  • Divisions in the News

February 5, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

  • PMH/PCN Update
  • GPSC assigns regional physician representatives
  • New sessional rates effective February 1, 2018 and April 1, 2018
  • Government announces funding to address overdose crisis at the community level
  • PMH practice assessment event provides valuable GP engagement opportunity
  • Innovative ways divisions are getting to “yes” on Section 41
  • Interdisciplinary model supports patients and providers
  • Checkbox surveys update
  • Doctors of BC 2018 annual general meeting
  • Free CME opportunity: Toolkit to assess and manage violence risk
  • Apply today for the Clinician Quality Academy
  • BC Cancer and Perinatal Services BC seek physician feedback
  • Subscribe to Patients as Partners monthly bulletin
  • Partner publications
  • Divisions in the News

January 18, 2018 Divisions Dispatch

  • Reminder to submit GPSC Portal Fees (G14070, G14071)
  • Primary Care Networks: Webinars coming soon
  • Ministry of Health revises Community Health Service Areas (formerly Local Health Areas)
  • PMH and PCN supports: Summary of emerging ideas
  • Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) obligations for physicians
  • Update from the GPSC Provincial Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee
  • GPSC Spring Summit – April 16 - 17, 2018
  • Opioid treatment and management practice resources
  • Correction notice: New GPSC member
  • Register for Nanaimo Division pain management workshop with CBT expert Dr Daniel O’Connell
  • Rural physician research grants now available
  • Physician feedback requested on technology projects
  • Shared Care Adverse Childhood Experiences Summit summary now available
  • Registration filling up for Quality Forum and JCC Champions of Change
  • Save the date: Physician health and wellness event April 3, 2018
  • Leadership for Executive Directors: Vantage Point workshops
  • Partner publications
  • Divisions in the News