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.
May 19, 2022 South Island Division E-Bulletin
Please click here for the most recent Board meeting summary.
PRIMARY CARE NETWORK NEWSLETTER
Check each bulletin for the most recent edition(s) of the PCN News.
PHYSICIAN HEALTH & WELLNESS HUB
The Physician Health & Wellness Committee has created a Wellness Hub where you can find upcoming events, resources and more!
Access the Wellness Hub here.
THE OPERATING ROOM
The "Operating Room" is a short monthly blog provided for our members by Tanis Wynn, our full-time In-Practice Consultant. Tanis will share her knowledge on topics related to the "Operations" of your practice.
Click here for the latest post.
IN THE NEWS
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.
NEW – CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BCCFP 2022 AWARD RECIPIENTS!
Congratulations to all the recipients, but especially our local recipients and members:
Dr. Allison Ferg – My Family Doctor Award
Dr. Ramita Verma – R2 Resident Award
Dr. Emma Jackson – Dr. Manoo and Jean Gurjar Award
Please join us in congratulating all the local and BC-wide recipients. To read more, please click here.
NEW - WESTSHORE AVI CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT
In July 2022, AVI will be closing their Westshore Health Centre. Please see here for more details & next steps.
NEW – FOR YOUR PATIENTS: MATERNITY PROVIDER INFORMATION NOW ON PATHWAYS
Pathways Medical Care Directory has recently launched a new online maternity care directory that allows patients to find maternity care providers in their local communities. The “Find a Maternity Care Provider” feature serves as a one stop shop for pregnant patients to find care. For more information, please click here or visit www.pathwaysmedicalcare.ca where you can customize your search by city.
PCN MEMBERSHIP SURVEY: PRIMARY CARE CLINICAL PHARMACY IN-SERVICE TOPICS
Medical teams in both the Saanich Peninsula and Western Communities have Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist (PCCPS) available to support them. In additional to 1:1 patient consultation, PCCPs can support you and your practice by providing in-service educational session(s) on medication management topics of interest. The South Island Division of Family Practice and the UBC Pharmacists in PCN Program invite physicians and nurse practitioners to take a short survey (< 3 minutes) so we can gather insight into topics of interest. The feedback collected through the survey will be used to develop a series of PCCP hosted in-service sessions available to the South Island Division Membership.
Please click on this Survey Monkey link to provide your feedback.
WELCOME & THANK YOU EVENT
On behalf of the South Island & Victoria Divisions of Family Practice, South Island Medical Staff Association, and the Saanich Peninsula Physician Society, we would like to formally welcome you to our community of Family Physicians and well as acknowledge all your hard-work and contribution to our community. This event will be held on Thursday, June 9th (7-10pm). Registration required.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL REFILL PROGRAM FOR UNATTACHED PATIENTS
Dr. Naweed Ahmed has taken the lead on an Emergency Medication Refill program to support patients who are currently on long standing medications for chronic disease management and have some type of follow-up in place. Eligible patients will receive one month of medication refills. For more information, please visit the Eagle Creek website here.
MEDICAL STAFF-AUTHORED DOCUMENTATION COMES TO MYHEALTH PORTAL
As of April 27, Island Health medical staff can select their authored clinical notes for release to patients who are enrolled in the MyHealth patient portal.
For more information, read here. Additional resources can be found below:
CANADIAN MEDICAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
Do you have patients who are parents and needing support? CMHA BC offers Confident Parents: Thriving Kids, a program with two streams to help parents support their children aged 3-12 to manage either anxiety or behaviour challenges.
Confident Parents: Thriving Kids helps parents develop skills and strategies to support their child to manage anxiety or behaviour challenges, through a series of online videos (for anxiety) or workbooks (for behaviour) and activities, supported by coaching sessions by phone. Coaching sessions can be scheduled during day, evening and weekend hours.
Both program streams are based on strategies shown to be effective, offered at no cost to parents and caregivers across BC, and require referrals. Learn about the Confident Parents: Thriving Kids program and submit a referral.
ISLAND HEALTH PRIMARY CARE UPDATES
Island Health distributes and posts on their website Primary Care updates weekly.
Check each bulletin for the most recent edition(s) of the Divisions Dispatch newsletter.
DOCTORS OF BC – IN CIRCULATION UPDATES
Click below to access the semi-monthly information update from Doctors of BC.
MEDICAL HEALTH OFFICER UPDATES
For any health updates, please click through to the Island Health website – this will include any measles status updates.
May 26 (12:30-1:45pm)
In this webinar, Harmony Johnson will reflect on the In Plain Sight Report: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care. The key meta-findings from the report and considerations for the implications for human beings and leaders working in the health sector will be explored. Click here to register! If you cannot attend the live webinar, you may still sign up here to receive a recording of the session. If you have any questions, please contact Selena Kunar.
May 26 (6:00-8:00pm)
Join the team at Health Data Coalition to learn how their free app, HDC Discover, can benefit your practice & your community, supporting practice improvement and resource allocation. This event is for existing HDC Discover users as well as for those who have not signed up for HDC. No registration required. Click here to join the session.
June 6 & June 13 (6:30-8:00pm)
Join this free virtual workshop to learn more about engaging with patients with complex non-cancer pain and identifying appropriate evidence-based treatments. The content of this workshop is split over the course of two evenings and covers practical take-home applications and strategies that you can begin implementing in your practice. Click here to register!
Available for: family physicians, specialists, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupation therapists, residents, students, and other allied health care providers with Island Health.
June 15 (7:00-8:30pm)
Dr. Renee Fernandez will discuss “Choosing Courage over Comfort: How to be an Effective Ally” at the upcoming Speaker Series event hosted by the South Island MSA. Registration required!
To view more upcoming events, please visit the Events page on the Division website.
Pathways Pearls - New Login Page & Finding Telehealth Specialists
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.
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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