virtual care

Female doctor providing virtual care
November 16, 2021

Doctors of BC has released an updated policy statement that recognizes the increasingly important role of virtual care in supporting patients. Key principles include: addressing gaps in care, facilitating collaborative provider practice models and supporting continuity of care.  

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Female doctor providing virtual care
September 22, 2021

Following a year-long consultation, the Joint Collaborative Committees (JCCs) – partnership of Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health - has produced a set of statements that provide guidance for doctors on the use of virtual care for practices and in service delivery and decision-making.  ...

September 8, 2021

Dear colleagues:

Doctors received a letter on Friday September 3 from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Provincial Health Officer, and Ministry of Health describing expectations with respect to providing in-person clinical care. This capped off a week of disturbing protests, rising...

Virtual care appointment
June 14, 2021

Family doctors, community specialists, and other health care providers will have their Zoom licenses automatically renewed free-of-charge for an additional year for the purposes of providing virtual care. The announcement, made by the Doctors Technology Office (a program funded jointly by...

longitudinal care
November 3, 2020

Doctors of BC strives to be a leader in BC’s changing health system. We proactively monitor trends, we engage with physicians and stakeholders, and we work collaboratively to improve health services across all spectrums of care – including our pandemic response. But as a profession we have a...