Shared Care Resources
After a division has been operating for a while and its systems and
processes are in place, it may consider participating in other
initiatives of Doctors of BC, the GPSC, or Ministry of Health.
to participate in such initiatives can raise questions for both the
division board and staff. What process should/does the division have to
use? How can the division ensure that its participation in the program
is successful and that the new program builds on the division’s good
reputation in its community? Shared Care Committee
initiatives offer a good example. The Shared Care Committee is a joint
committee of Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health that supports
specialist and family physicians to work together more effectively to
improve health care delivery to patients. There are a number of Shared
Care initiatives that divisions can become involved in including
Partners in Care, Transitions in Care, Polypharmacy, Teledermatology,
Youth Transitions, and Rapid Access to Psychiatry.
When a division takes on a Shared Care project, there are a number of things to consider, such as how the division will:
Partner with the Shared Care Committee.
- Work with its partners to manage the project.
- Prepare to meet the challenges it might encounter.
- Plan for the future.
divisions have successfully implemented Shared Care projects and have
experience, ideas, and resources to share with other divisions. If your
division is considering a Shared Care project, there are learning
resources you can refer to for insight and ideas. See the links to these
resources in the right-hand panel of this page.
In the case
studies, click on the highlighted text to access other resources such as
role descriptions, job descriptions, process descriptions, and
terminology definitions that may help you understand and broaden the
scope of the story. Tell us about a heath care delivery challenge
you’ve encountered and addressed through a Shared Care project that you feel other divisions may benefit by knowing about, or give us your feedback
on these resources.