2019 Divisions Dispatch

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