January 3, 2018

Keeping doctors in rural communities is a universal issue. In BC, one solution is the BC Practice Readiness Program (PRA-BC). Twice a year, internationally trained doctors come to rural BC communities where there is a shortage of doctors. Nineteen physicians have completed the latest session of...

December 19, 2017

As the opioid crisis continues in BC, it’s projected that there will be more than 1,500 overdose deaths by December 31, 2017.

Through the General Practice Services Committee (GPSC), family doctors can access incentives fees and provincial resources to support opioid prescribing and pain...

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...