Newsflash April 25, 2024

This edition includes a poll on the new long-term care placement process, updates on a new Child and Youth Virtual Psychiatry Consult Clinic accepting referrals, a new Provincial Academic Detailing (PAD) Service topic: Weight Loss Medication, and more. Read it here

Poll: How is the new long-term care placement process working?

A few months ago, we let you know that Island Health revamped the LTC placement process. Instead of the burden falling to you, case managers now handle the paperwork, and only occasional TB test orders should be required from you. Care Transitions wants to hear your thoughts on this change: please click here to provide […]

New Child and Youth Virtual Psychiatry Consult Clinic accepting referrals

A new Island Health service, the Child and Youth Virtual Psychiatry Consult Clinic, provides access for children, youth and their families to a one-time virtual psychiatry consult. See more information on their clinic profile on Pathways Medical, or use these direct links to clinician brochure, clinician intro letter, and referral form.

New Provincial Academic Detailing (PAD) topic

The PAD Service has launched a new topic: Weight Loss Medication. To arrange a free 30-60 minute CME session with your local PAD pharmacist, email [email protected] or book directly in her calendar here. PAD is accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for Mainpro+ credits.

Helpline for remote PowerChart access

Do you experience issues with remote access to PowerChart? Island Health’s service desk is here to help. You can contact them at 250-370-8777 for assistance.

Divisions Dispatch April 17, 2024

The FPSC’s latest newsletter includes the April 9 PAS (Provincial Attachment System) and the April 11 LFP payment model newsletters as well as information on webinars with Len Pierre (Decolonizing substance use) and on clinic management. Read it here

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Physicians and MOAs: PSP Peer Mentor Program and other supports

Did you know that the Practice Support Program (PSP) offers a Peer Mentor Program for both physicians and MOAs? Peer mentors offer one-to-one support directly in your practice. They work in tandem with PSP coaches to add their unique experience and perspective to the support the PSP coach provides. If you’re interested in getting involved […]

ICYMI: Perinatal care resources for family physicians

During our maternity care provider shortage, keeping first-trimester care knowledge up to date is essential for all who are responsible for providing it (longitudinal and WIC FPs). Check out these resources: First-Trimester Care algorithm for longitudinal and WIC FPs: Use the early pregnancy algorithm for guidance from dating to tests, screening, and billing. Also available on Pathways. Funded […]