2021 Divisions Dispatch

December 14, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • GPSC support for inpatient care extended one year with renewed bridge funding
  • Gain access to many GPSC fees by submitting portal codes in January 2022
  • New fee codes: Contraceptive implants
  • Physician safety: Downloadable sign for doctors’ offices now available
  • New clinical guideline: Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Fraser Health transitioning to electronic delivery for all medical imaging results
  • Stories from divisions
  • December 16 webinar: Tools for teams. Real-time virtual supports for BC
  • January 11 webinar: BC ECHO for Post-COVID-19 Recovery – Session 7 
  • Survey: Acute kidney injury

November 30, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • COVID-19 vaccination for children: Information for parents
  • GPSC billing webinar session 6: Team-based care
  • Physician safety resources: Webinar recording and tip sheet
  • Registration open: Panel management training for medical office staff (January - April)
  • Vaccine hesitancy guide
  • Physician Burdens: Have your say 
  • Shared Care workshop summary, resources, and recordings
  • Specialists and family doctors sponsored to virtually attend IHI national conference
  • December 7 webinar: Pathways greatest hits: Best patient handouts, medication tools, and care pathways
  • December 14 webinar: Not just Naloxone, advancing an Indigenous perspective
  • December 14 webinar: BC ECHO for post-COVID-19 recovery – Session 6
  • December 16 webinar | Tools for teams: Real-time virtual supports for BC
  • May 31: New date for JCC Pre-Forum 2022
  • Clinical faculty survey

November 16, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • November 18 webinar: GPSC billing education session 5. Case-based exercises
  • Pathways helps fight antimicrobial resistance
  • BC Family Doctors locum and job listing service
  • Divisions Dispatch submission guidelines and 2022 schedule
  • New FAQ clarifies the referral process
  • Shared Care Learning Centre supports greater efficiency, connection, and collaboration
  • Supports for patients with chronic kidney disease
  • November 24 webinar: Opioid-sparing approaches for treating minor acute and chronic pain
  • November 25 webinar: Buprenorphine/naloxone in the ED
  • November 24/25 event: Emerging innovations in type 2 diabetes
  • December 3 webinar: Virtual exam perspectives from CPSBC and rheumatology 
  • December 8 Zoom event: Developing physician resource on breastfeeding
  • May 31: New date for JCC Pre-Forum 2022
  • Clinical faculty survey

November 2, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • BC announces COVID-19 booster shot schedule
  • New GPSC billing tips and billing education webinar recordings available
  • GPSC expands inpatient care bridge funding for one year
  • Provincial supports for local division annual reports
  • Specialists and family doctors sponsored to virtually attend IHI national conference
  • Addiction Practice Pod: BC Centre for Substance Use podcast
  • November 9 webinar: BC ECHO for post-COVID-19 recovery
  • November 9 webinar: COVID-19 impacts | Understanding and supporting relationships and caregiver-child/youth attachment
  • November 16 webinar: COVID-19 update | Q&A with public health, primary care, vaccine, epidemiology, and lab specialists
  • November 18 webinar: Relevance of LEADS framework during COVID-19 pandemic

October 19, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • October 28: Doctors of BC webinar provides practical advice to keep physicians safe
  • BC Family Doctors billing resources available to MOAs
  • GPSC billing webinars: Complex care, chronic disease management, prevention/personal risk assessment, mental health, palliative care
  • Temporary influenza immunization fee code for 2021/2022 flu season
  • GPSC maternity care supports
  • October 28 webinar: Opioid use disorder in the ED
  • November 4 webinar: Addressing anti-Indigenous racism in BC’s health care system

October 5, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • Medical accommodation for COVID-19 vaccination documentation
  • New JCC guidance on virtual care 
  • Temporary fee codes for influenza and pneumococcal immunizations
  • Attend GPSC webinars to learn more about billing
  • GPSC meeting summary
  • Save the Date: Doctors of BC webinars discuss improving personal and online safety
  • What we heard: Informing digital health strategy in BC
  • Specialists and family doctors sponsored to virtually attend IHI national conference
  • RCCbc Rural Physician Research Grants
  • Rural Global Health Partnership Initiative
  • Webinar recording available: DTO’s CareConnect information session
  • Health Authority Engagement Survey 2021
  • Impact of COVID-19 presenteeism (working while ill) on Canadian health care workers
  • October 12: BC ECHO for post-COVID-19 recovery | Session 4

September 21, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • Q&A on mandatory vaccinations
  • Doctors: What you need to know about third doses of COVID-19 vaccine
  • 2021 Community Longitudinal Family Physician Payment 
  • Updated Simplified Fee Guide from BC Family Doctors
  • September 23 billing webinar: MSP basics
  • Updated: Referral process for post-COVID-19 recovery clinics
  • GPSC appoints members to long-term care initiative task group  
  • Member engagement results: Gender equity in BC medicine
  • BCPSQC’s Teamwork and Communication Action Series
  • September 29 webinar: CareConnect information session for physicians
  • Help identify priorities for chronic disease care in BC
  • Health Authority Engagement Survey 2021
  • Online course: Preventing food allergies in infants

September 8, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • Community physicians: Things to know about updated infection prevention and control guidelines
  • September 23 billing webinar: MSP basics
  • Changes coming to UpToDate access for residents
  • Family physician-patient compact: New poster and handouts
  • Sponsorship available: Finding and Creating Joy in Work course
  • Virtual care increases physician's capacity and enhances patients' access to care
  • Doctors of BC offices closed September 30
  • Final chance to meet with Doctors of BC President Dr Matthew Chow
  • Health Data Coalition recruiting a Medical Director
  • Health Data Coalition celebrates over 1,000 physicians enrolled
  • September 14 webinar: BC ECHO for Post-COVID-19 Recovery | Session 3
  • September 29 webinar: CareConnect information session for physicians
  • Health Authority Engagement Survey 2021
  • TWI Surveys will send email invitations on Monday, September 13
  • Survey: Online maternity/newborn care resources from Perinatal Services BC

August 24, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • 2021-22 Influenza immunization program update from the Ministry of Health
  • 2021 Community Longitudinal Family Physician Payment 
  • Reminder: Updated MSP Service Locations Codes 
  • BC Family Doctors Billing Questions Library
  • Sponsorship Available: Finding and Creating Joy in Work course
  • GPSC Information Sharing Task Group update: Integrated Activity Agreement and fall informational webinar
  • Call for physician expressions of interest in MSPQI Primary Care Measures Working Group
  • Registration Open for GPSC Leadership and Management Development Program - Cohort 12
  • Video series: Fraser Northwest Division doctors educate their community about COVID-19 vaccination
  • Victoria Division discusses PCN and UPCC successes on CBC’s “On the Island” podcast
  • Impact of COVID-19 presenteeism (working while ill) on Canadian health care workers
  • Webinar: Alternative to opioid analgesics for minor acute and chronic pain

August 10, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • Doctors of BC urges health care workers to get their COVID vaccine
  • $30,000 grant supports doctors joining or forming group family practices
  • Reminder: August 20 application deadline for MOA panel management training
  • Walk With Your Doc registration is open
  • Quality Forum 2022: Call for abstracts
  • September 30 webinar: Physician advocacy for change
  • September 23 webinar: BC surgical prehabilitation outcomes session

July 28, 2021 Divisions Dispatch

  • Primary care networks brand update: Patient engagement session in early August
  • New GPSC billing tips and billing education webinar recordings available
  • New training program accepting applications: panel management training for medical office staff
  • $15,000 grant addresses costs of recruiting and onboarding new team-based care members
  • Calls for Physicians’ Expression of Interest in MSPQI Primary Care Measures Working Group
  • June 18 GPSC meeting summary
  • Doctors of BC announces new policy to address deaths and injuries due to toxic drug supply
  • Expanded medical device coverage for people with diabetes
  • September 23 webinar: BC surgical prehabilitation outcomes session
  • August 10 webinar: BC ECHO for Post-COVID-19 Recovery – Session 2

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