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Welcome to the South Island Division

The South Island Division of Family Practice comprises members from the Saanich Peninsula communities of Central Saanich, Sidney and North Saanich, and the West Shore communities of Colwood, Langford, Metchosin, and Sooke.

The goal of the SIDFP is to provide the best health care possible for residents of the South Island region, as well as ongoing professional support for family physicians.

Together, South Island Division members are working to improve patient access to local primary care, increase local physicians' influence on health care delivery and policy, and create a community for family physicians. A collaborative and innovative approach to health care will strengthen family practice and patient care in South Island communities. Divisions of Family Practice is an initiative of the General Practice Services Committee (GPSC), a collaboration between Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health. The purpose of the Division is to provide a unique, collaborative, and innovative approach to patient care through a tripartite relationship between the Division, the Ministry, and Island Health.

South Island Division of Family Practice - Notice of Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominations

The 2017 SIDFP Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday November 1st. There are two vacant seats on the board this year. Members are encouraged to participate in the election process and can access the Nomination and Application for Directorship forms on the website or they can be downloaded here. Deadline for nominations to the Board from the membership must be received by 4:00pm on Friday September 15, 2017.

Physician Connector > Connecting Family Practice with Island Health Community Services

A new physician connector phone line will be operational as of 8:30 am, Monday June 5th, 2017.  Island Health will ensure a continuous improvement team building process to allow the evolution of a robust service throughout the 6-month prototype period.  A letter and information was sent to all physicians.  If you have not received this information, please contact the office.

Peninsula Youth Health Clinic - Extended into August

This pilot youth clinic located at Ocean Pier Medical Clinic in Sidney has seen tremendous success and as such will be staying open into August.  A big thank you to the efforts of the Saanich Peninsula LAT, Dr. Kate Evans, Dr. Krista Stogryn, Dr. Lori Vogt and Island Sexual Health. For more information on the Peninsula Youth Health Clinic see attached or call/text 250.216.8389.

Your physicians colleagues discuss their experiences as South Island Division members and the benefits Division membership. As an organization that supports you, the family physician, the Division encourages a sense of community among physicians, provides a collective voice for physicians, supports continuing education by hosting educational courses, and facilitates knowledge and skills sharing around office efficiences.

The South Island boasts a spectacular natural beauty combined with all the suburban amenities you need. With outdoor activities accessible year round, the South Island is a fantastic place to live. The area also offers unique professional opportunities, including rural and suburban practices, attending privileges at Saanich Peninsula Hospital, access to large tertiary hospitals, and a diverse patient population

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If you are a physician practicing in the South Island, join the South Island Division of Family Practice now.

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Victoria, BC V8Z 5K8
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