December 8, 2017

Health information is one of the most sensitive forms of personal information – and protecting it is foundational to the doctor-patient relationship. This is especially important as the number of technological devices increases and the methods to communicate expand.  

And as greater...

December 7, 2017

BC physicians, and other health care professionals, are invited to provide input into a draft clinical guideline on Opioid Use Disorder – Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care. The summary guideline includes recommendations for diagnosis and management of opioid use disorder and has been...

December 6, 2017

Change is a constant in the world of health care – it can present challenges and it can present opportunities. Often it’s a bit of both. 

This year, the Joint Collaborative Committees (JCCs) have made “change” the theme of their one-day “pre-forum” session, part of the BC Patient Safety...

November 27, 2017

A dozen rural BC students who are working toward careers in the medical profession have received scholarships funded by Doctors of BC and the BC government through the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues and the Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice.

The students are...

November 24, 2017

Doctors of BC has provided our submission to the provincial government as part of its engagement on the development of a regulatory framework for non-medicinal cannabis. The consultation is taking place as the federal government prepares to legalize cannabis for recreational use.

Our...