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 email@example.com.
October 15, 2020 South Island Division E-Bulletin
SOUTH ISLAND PCN PHYSICIAN FORUM MEETINGS
**NEXT MEETING – Monday, November 2nd, 2020 **
This meeting will be held via Zoom - virtual meeting from 5:30-7:30pm.
RSVP's to firstname.lastname@example.org must be in no later than Monday, November 2nd at 4pm.
Once the meeting documents are available, they can be found on the PCN Physician Forum Meeting Information page. **For those who have RSVP'd - these documents will be sent to you directly via email.
IN THE NEWS
NEW - NORTH QUADRA UPCC EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Please see the attached posting opportunities for:
NEW – TEMPORARY FEE CODE CHANGE FOR IMMUNIZATIONS
The Tariff Committee has approved a temporary fee code change for immunizations done during in-office visits. The change is effective October 1st.
Please see the link below for additional information.
THE DIVISION OFFICE HAS MOVED!
The South Island Division office is now located at: 201-4480 West Saanich Rd, Victoria BC V8Z 3E9.
Our phone, fax and email addresses have remained the same.
GRANT FROM JOINT COLLABORATIVE COMMITTEES AVAILABLE FOR COMMUNITY PHYSICIANS
Physicians with a community practice can apply for a $1,000 grant by the Joint Collaborative Committees (Doctors of BC and MoH) to help offset costs in the development and implementation of their COVID-19 Safety Plans. Fill out and submit this application form (bottom of page) by December 31, 2020. View the Q&A here.
ACCREDITATION STANDARDS FOR COMMUNITY-BASED PROCEDURAL PAIN MANAGEMENT
Please see the attached correspondence from Sharon Parkes and Dr. Al Buckley regarding accreditation standards for community-based procedural pain management offices, practices and clinics.
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 – PHYSICIAN-ONLY CBT SKILLS GROUP OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
Sign up for this new physician-only CBT Skills Group exclusively for members of the Victoria and South Island Divisions of Family Practice! The 8-week virtual course is facilitated by CBT Skills Society physicians Drs. Marjon Blouw and Lauren Dake, and sponsored by the Victoria Division of Family Practice.
Learn concepts and strategies that will enhance your capacity to:
✔ Practice resiliency amidst the complexities of 2020.
✔ Understand and manage unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving – yours and your patients'!
✔ Choose how you respond to stressors rather than react.
✔ Share these pertinent and practical skills with your patients.
✔ Connect with your peers in an authentic and supportive way.
Date: Every Wednesday evening from October 28 to December 16, 2020
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Via Zoom for Healthcare (log on details will be shared after registration)
CME credits: Mainpro+ credits available
Cost: Covered by VDFP
Space is limited. Please be available to commit to at least 7 of the 8 sessions.
To register, visit: https://www-1556b.bookeo.com/bookeo/b_cbtskillslevel2_start.html?ctlsrc2=JcnOyhcEx9pD1Tt2Yxj5g1gDxeU2KfO619O86BblvQI%3D&src=02h&devent=41556JHPNC317523494A94_2020-10-28_i30Hgu81GeW
If you have any questions about the new group, please contact email@example.com.
NEW – INPUT ON THE FUTURE OF MATERNITY PROVIDER SUPPORTS
The Mobile Maternity team is interested in understanding your perspectives on relationships, decision support and specialist maternity care in your practice.
Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the Centre for Rural Health Research, as part of the Specialist Services Committee-funded Mobile Maternity Care project (PI Dr. Shiraz Moola and Jude Kornelsen) are seeking rural and remote maternity care providers in British Columbia to take part in a focus group study. They are interested in the needs for and barriers to practitioners providing virtual maternity care, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some COVID-19 specific questions will be asked. The results will be used to inform the development of an optimal platform to meet the needs of patients and practitioners in a rural context.
All will be compensated for their time as per Doctors of B.C. payment schedule. This will include nurses and midwives.
Interested in joining in a group discussion? Click here to register for a session.
NEW – 15 MINUTE PHONE INTERVIEW RE: COVID-19 AND ADVANCED CARE PLANNING
The Gerontology Research Centre at Simon Fraser University is looking to conduct 15 minute over-the-phone interviews with primary care clinicians and hospitalists whose practice includes 15% or more patients who are older adults 55+ that self-identify as Chinese, South Asian, and/or LGBT.
Please see the attached letter for further information including contact details.
NEW – HEALTH DATA COALITION: DISCOVER APPLICATION FOR YOUR EMR DEMONSTRATION - OCTOBER 27TH
Health Data Coalition (HDC) is providing a demonstration on their HDC Discover application. This application is funded by GPSC so there is no charge for physicians and it shows a variety of clinical measures in an easy to view graphical manner for such areas as Disease management, prevalence, documentation, PSP modules and more.
To register for this program, please contact HDC Clinical Services Manager, Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org
REMINDER - SOUTH ISLAND PHYSICIANS WALKING GROUP
It’s always great to get outside – so here’s a chance to connect with fellow physicians, safely, and get some exercise as well!
Join the South Island Physicians Walking Group, meeting at various locations around our region on the third Saturday of every month, rain or shine so dress appropriately for the weather.
Families and dogs welcome!
**October 17, 2020 - Island View Beach**
November 21, 2020 - Royal Roads
December 19, 2020 - Elk/Beaver Lake
VIRTUAL MINDFUL MONDAYS FOR PHYSICIANS
Join fellow physicians from across Vancouver Island for an hour of mindfulness practice. This is a safe space for you to join from the comfort of your own home or office.
One hour sessions will take place virtually on the following Mondays, for the remainder of 2020:
- 26 October at 8:00pm, facilitated by Dr. Anne Nguyen
- 9 November at 8:00pm, facilitated by Dr. Mark Sherman
- 30 November at 8:00pm, facilitated by Dr. Marisa Collins
- 14 December at 8:00pm, facilitated by Dr. Marisa Collins
** To receive the Zoom link for a session, please email Gary Clarke no later than 4pm on the date of a session at email@example.com **
- No meditation experience needed.
- Join as you are and even if you’re on-call (ringing phones become part of the meditation field).
- Join even if you’re late (this is a great mindfulness exercise: noticing thoughts, body sensations, emotions associated with the experience of arriving…); and just quietly joining.
- Finally, definitely join if you don’t feel like it!
HEAL THE STEPS – A RESOURCE FOR YOUR PATIENTS
You can now refer patients to HealtheSteps, a 6-month, evidence-based, and virtual lifestyle program by the UBC Faculty of Family Medicine. HeS is offered free-of-charge to eligible participants interested in improving their lifestyle (i.e. sit less, move more, achieve a healthy weight, improve eating habits, improve overall health and wellbeing). More: www.healthesteps.ca
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.
PATHWAYS VIRTUAL CARE DIRECTORY
View the directory and see how your listing looks.
Check out these options for additional information that can be added to your listing, click the link at the bottom of your listing and tell us what you want added!
If you do not already have a listing and would like to, please complete the survey: Family Physician
Read more about the directory and the benefits for patients and providers.
Questions? Pathways access? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Phone: 250 658 3303
Fax: 250 658 3304
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