The SIDFP e-Bulletin gives members and partners a heads-up about upcoming events and new resources. We use it to introduce new people to the Division and talk about some of our accomplishments. The e-Bulletin is distributed every second Thursday. The deadline for submission is the previous Thursday. To submit and item or should you wish to be added to the mailing list please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 3, 2019 South Island Division E-Bulletin
SIDFP 2019 AGM
REMINDER TO REGISTER FOR THE AGM
The Division is holding its 2019 AGM at the CFB Esquimalt Wardroom on October 23rd, 2019. The AGM will be followed by a Dine & Learn style CARDIOMETABOLIC + NEUROLOGY educational event - pending confirmation.
Make sure to register at email@example.com and include in your email if you have any dietary or mobility concerns!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS - DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!
Voting has been open since October 1st and will close at 11:59pm on Tuesday, October 8th. Make sure you cast your vote for the new Board Directors!
SOUTH ISLAND PHYSICIAN LEADERSHIP AND ENGAGEMENT WORKING GROUP MEETINGS
**NEXT MEETING - OCTOBER 28th**
Sessional payments will ONLY be provided to those division members who have RSVP’d their attendance in advance of the meeting. This applies whether attending in person or via teleconference.
LOCATION: Vancouver Island Technology Park, Building 200, Collaboration Centre Conference Room, 4464 Markham St, Victoria BC
Parking codes will be distributed via the calendar invite to be sent to those members who have RSVP'd.
When the meeting materials have been updated, they can be found on the PCN Meeting Information page.
RSVP deadline is Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019.
IN THE NEWS
NEW - COMING SOON TO AN OFFICE NEAR YOU...
During the week of October 7th-11th, Erica Kjekstad, the Division's Practice Support Lead, will be stopping by your office to touch base, answer questions, and take requests.If there are ways in which the Division can help you in your practice, please let her know! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
NEW - AUDIT AND COMPLIANCE REPORT - COMPLIANCE REVIEW OF MEDICAL CLINICS
OIPC (Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia) auditors examined medical clinics’ privacy management programs and privacy policies as well as their collection and safeguarding of personal information throughout British Columbia. The review found gaps in privacy management programs at several clinics, including the absence of a designated privacy officer, a lack of funding and resources for privacy, and a failure to ensure that privacy practices keep up with technological advances. The full news release, including a link to the report, can be found here.
NEW - NEUROLOGY CME FOR FAMILY PHYSICIANS NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Island Health’s division of neurology is hoping to host a CME Update on Neurology for Family Physicians next year. To gauge your interest and better tailor this event to your needs, please complete this short online survey. http://bit.ly/IslandNeuroCME
NEW - POWERCHART ACCESS IS BEING PROVIDED FOR MOAs
VASCULAR SURGERY CENTRALIZED REFERRAL/TRIAGE STARTING DECEMBER 2, 2019
The Division of Vascular Surgery has been working together to improve access and decrease wait times to vascular surgery consult. This initiative is supported by a grant from the Specialist Services Committee (SSC) to improve patient access to specialists. For more information, please see the attached.
CARDIOMETABOLIC COLLABORATIVE CLINIC
A new clinic has launched focusing on primary and secondary vascular prevention – the Cardiometabolic Collaborative Clinic (CMCC). This clinic systematically manages key cardiometabolic abnormalities to optimize cardiovascular risk and to get patients to target while optimizing use of pharmacotherapy to reduce overall risk as indicated.
ENDOCRINOLOGY PRACTICE COMING SOON!
Dr. Richard Bebb MD, ABIM, FRCPC is pleased to announce the upcoming relocation of his practice of Endocrinology and Metabolism to Suite 230 – 1641 Hillside Ave., Victoria BC V8T 5G1. For full details, please see the attached announcement.
DIVISIONS DISPATCH WILL NOW BE SHARED IN THE BULLETIN
Check each bulletin for the most recent edition(s) of the Divisions Dispatch newsletter.
MEDICAL HEALTH OFFICER UPDATES
For any health updates, please click through to the Island Health website – this will include any measles status updates.
NEW - HIGH COMPLEXITY CARE TEAM (HCCT) FORM HAS BEEN UPDATED
The referral form for the HCCT has been updated to include new diagnoses, detail around patient and referring clinician’s contact info and an “other box” where providers can add context. Please ensure you are using the latest version of this form found here and replace your old one.
NEW - WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK - OCTOBER 1st - 7th
World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is a worldwide campaign to protect, support and promote breastfeeding. This year in Canada, WBW will be celebrated October 1st-7th. This year’s theme is “Empower Parents: Enable Breastfeeding”. We know that human milk is the optimal nutrition for babies whenever this is possible. It is our role as family physicians to support families to reach their infant feeding goals. Please show your support by placing a breastfeeding decal in your clinic window to let families know that they are welcome to breastfeed in your office. To obtain a decal, please email a contact below with your mailing address.
NEW - BC ECHO FOR CHRONIC PAIN
Monthly sessions are offered from 6-8pm PST each consisting of a short, practical instructive presentation (20-30 minutes) and 1 case presentation from a participant. Recommendations on cases and resources are documented and shared. Sessions are interdisciplinary and all BC Healthcare Providers are welcome to register.
Please see the schedule of events and how to register here.
PRIMARY CARE FORUM: MANAGING SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS IN PRIMARY CARE
You are cordially invited to the upcoming Primary Care Forum which will focus on supporting Family Physicians to manage patients with various Substance Use Disorders in family practice.
When: Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Where: Delta Ocean Pointe Hotel, 100 Harbour Rd, Victoria BC
Time: 8:00am – 1:00om
Details: For speakers, topics and registration details, click here
FREE TRAINING ON HEPATITIS C TREATMENT
CATIE, Canada’s source for HIV and Hepatitis C information, and AVI Health & Community Services are partnering to provide a free training on Hepatitis C Treatment.
Hepatitis C Treatment includes three online modules that include a variety of learning activities to be worked through weekly at your own pace. (Each module takes approximately 1-1.5 hours to complete.) An in-person training is held on the fourth week to conclude the course.
For details and to register, please click here.
SURVEY OPPORTUNITY - USER INTERFACE DESIGN FOR A GENOMIC CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM
Primary care physicians with experience in managing patients with geriatric frailty are being invited to participate in a user interface design study. Exploration is on how experts envision the future of electronic records that have embedded ‘omic data and how they work to support primary care.
Please click here for full details including how to participate.
ENCOURAGE YOUR COLLEAGUES TO JOIN THE DIVISION
We encourage all members to promote the Division with their colleagues and encourage them to join us. The closer we are to 100% enrollment, the more we ensure we're representing the family practice community. Applications can be submitted online via this link.
Did You Know?
Pathways search feature is now bigger and better!
The search bar has grown! This new feature will save your search items so that you can go back to them.
Type in your search request and select an item to view. Click the back arrow on your browser to go back to your original search items in pathways.
For information on:
Referral Tracker watch this 7 min video
Questions? Pathways access? Email: email@example.com
ER Tips & Tricks
Courtesy of Victoria Division of Family Practice, ER Tips and Tricks are a series of hands-on, focused guidelines intended to assist community GPs. Click here to view ER Tips & Tricks.
Tips for accessing Community Health Services: Looking for the best ways to access support from Island Health’s CHS team? We’ve picked up a few great tips and tricks to share with you: check the MOA Resources page of our website for helpful information!
Please visit our Resources section of the website for patient related resources.
NEW - BOUNCE BACK NEWSLETTER
Don’t forget about the Self-Management courses offered through Self-Management BC found here
Please see the Division's Calendar of Events
To view the most current employment postings please see the links below:
If you would like to post a position please download the appropriate form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 250-658-3304. We strive to keep our information current, so if any of the postings have been filled, please notify the office.
Succession Planning Guide
Are you looking to make a change to your practice? The Succession Planning Guide (.PDF) will lead you through the critical steps in your decision making process. For support or questions, contact email@example.com.
Help Us Get the Word Out!
We always welcome news items or announcements for our bi-weekly e-bulletin. If there is something that you would like to share with your colleagues, then we would certainly like to hear from you! Please call us at 250.658.3303 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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