Newsflash July 27

Topics include Urban Locum Program updates, a government-funded MOA diploma, local MHSU initiatives seeking your input, and more. Read more

Urban Locum Program (ULP) continues to increase momentum

The ULP is excited to share that seven new grads have joined our locum team. Since implementation start in October, ULP locums have covered 293 shifts for 49 host physicians, filling 39% of all coverage requests and providing significant time away for local FPs. Locum demand still exceeds our supply. However, the program’s compensation increase […]

Funded seats available for MOA diploma program

The MOA diploma program at Sprott Shaw College has 40 government-funded seats for Vancouver Island students. Programs start soon in August. Consider encouraging someone to train in order to replace a retiring MOA. The program includes nine months of theory as well as practical skill-building through a four-week practicum. The goal is to increase MOA […]

Local MHSU transformation initiatives seeking your input

The ISC (Interdivisional Strategic Council) Primary Care Mental Health & Substance Use Task Force is seeking your input to advance tools, resources, and recommendations for local MHSU transformation initiatives. To complete the survey and/or sign up for a focus group or 1:1 conversation, please click here (scroll down).

Would you like to learn about working with a PCN Indigenous Wellness Provider?

Four Indigenous Wellness Providers (IWPs) are now available to provide holistic support to your clinic’s Indigenous patients and their families, walking with them on their health and wellness journey. IWP training and patient encounters first started at the Victoria Native Friendship Centre (VNFC). They are now ready to begin offering their support to the whole […]

South Island Physicians’ Family BBQ

The VDFP, SIMSA, SIDFP, and SPPS invite you and your families to this annual fun event. Please join us on Sunday, September 10 at Cadboro Gyro Park from 12-4pm. Information and registration

Register now for the 36th Annual Chronic Pain Management Program

This educational offering is designed to assist clinicians in successfully managing patients with chronic pain, anxiety, and substance use. Co-sponsored by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC. Friday-Saturday,  September 15-16, up to 9.5 hours Mainpro+ credits. Information and registration

Funded course: Fundamentals of Addiction

The Fundamentals of Addiction course is part of the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine’s annual conference, held at the Victoria Conference Centre on Sunday, October 22nd at 8:30am. Register through Island Health MHSU for funding of the $175 course cost.