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August 10, 2018

This year’s International Youth Day on August 12th focuses on ‘Safe Places for Youth’– places that are inclusive and respectful, and where the dignity and safety of youth are assured.  

For the one in four youth aged 15 to 24 in Canada who will experience mental health...

ultrasound
August 3, 2018

New “made in BC” clinical guidelines for ultrasound prioritization are available to physicians. The document was developed by the Guidelines and Protocol Advisory Committee (GPAC) – a partnership of Doctors of BC and the BC government.  It provides suggested wait times for common indicators...

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August 3, 2018

With the current shortage of EpiPen 0.3mg/0.3 mL product predicted to continue throughout the month of August, the BC Ministry of Health is advising physicians to be aware that pharmacists may choose to dispense pre-drawn syringes or ampoules of epinephrine for adult patients.

As the...

Dr Sheila Findlay
August 1, 2018

From her early days practising in a small rural community in Nova Scotia, family doctor Dr Sheila Findlay understood how physicians can make a positive difference in the lives of patients and colleagues, and in their communities.  

“I was one of just two physicians in town,” says Dr...

July 25, 2018

Doctors of BC advocates for our members in a number of ways: by influencing health system policy, by navigating professional issues that impact their ability to provide a high standard of care, and through negotiations. To do our best advocacy, it is important that we understand their needs by...