primary care

Female physician examining young girl's ear
February 18, 2020

On being a doctor in today’s world of primary care

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet? — William Shakespeare

While this may apply to roses, I am not certain it applies to healthcare providers. Much has been discussed recently about...

Physicians play key roles to launch Primary Care Networks
May 3, 2019

Doctors of BC congratulates all the physicians who have worked together with partners to recently announce new Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in our province. Physicians within Divisions of Family Practice worked hard and have been critical to achieve success.

PCNs are community-based...

specialists in PCN
November 29, 2018

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are being developed with the goals of providing greater patient access to long-term primary care and to give providers a foundation to deliver better quality care. While the BC government is leading this work, in order to be successful PCNs will require the...

May 5, 2016

In recent days, you have seen a number of media stories on the future of primary care in BC. It’s not surprising that the focus has also been on A GP for Me, a joint initiative of the Doctors of BC and the BC government.

A GP for Me has a number of goals: to help British Columbians to...

April 23, 2015

The World Health Organization reports a global shortage of doctors and nurses, and British Columbia is no exception. The challenge is complex and so are the solutions. It is not just about hiring more doctors but also about making the best use of the health services we already have and finding...