COVID-19

October 7, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted physicians around the province, all of whom are experiencing greater stress and burnout. In fact, the Physician Health Program has never been busier, experiencing a 58% increase in the number of physicians seeking help since 2019. While...

Wearing a mask on public transit
October 7, 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant percentage of the population has experienced feelings of anxiety and depression. One poll by Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) showed that two-in-ten Canadians have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or depression and overall, anxiety...

Pregnant woman receiving COVID vaccine
September 24, 2021

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is a simple step you can take to protect yourself and others around you from the virus, and help BC return to a more normal way of life. While British Columbians are continuing to sign up for their first and second doses, to protect themselves and their...

Doctors standing together united
September 17, 2021

The past 18 months have been traumatizing for our profession, and it’s got me worried.

Rising case counts, hospitalizations, and anti-vaxxer protests rightly occupy much of my time. I have spoken to these issues repeatedly in the media, doing as many as 11 interviews a day. Doctors of BC...

September 16, 2021

BC doctors have reached out to us to help them understand requirements around mandatory vaccination. We have been in touch with key partners and stakeholders and...