BC’s doctors are at the forefront of change, as we strive to provide the best quality patient care and to build a stronger health care system. At Doctors of BC our role is to enable change to happen.
Doctors of BC recognized long ago that collaboration is good medicine for everyone. Within the past 10 years, our relationship with the government and Health Authorities has evolved to produce a strong collaborative working environment – and here’s why.
Much of the credit for this new era of collaboration belongs to the creation of a number of Joint Collaborative Committees made up of equal representation from Doctors of BC and the BC government. Funds from the Physician Master Agreement (PMA) negotiated with the BC government are allocated to these collaborative committees.
This “first of its kind in Canada” approach sees the Joint Collaborative Committees comprised of the General Practice Services Committee (GPSC), the Specialist Services Committee (SSC), the Shared Care Committee (SCC) and The Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) developing programs and initiatives to improve BC’s health care system and deliver quality patient care.
This unique partnership gives physicians a real leadership voice and the people of British Columbia the strong advocacy needed to maintain quality patient care.
For an overview of some of the work being done by JCCs, based on stories told at the 2016 JCC Showcase, click here.