Newsflash July 4, 2024

This edition includes news on LTC after-hours coverage, the Urban Locum Program, MAID consult service, the LFP payment model (updates in the Divisions Dispatch), and more that will not be duplicated in the Newsflash. Read it here(link active after newsletter has been emailed to members)

New LTC after-hours coverage times

Community physicians, do you have patients in a long-term care home? Please note that the hours of coverage have changed due to the stipulations set out by the Memorandum of Understanding between the Long-Term Care Initiative (LTCI) and Island Health. The change states that on-call physicians must now provide coverage from 6pm – 8am. Weekend […]

Urban Locum Program celebrates nine new grads

The ULP is celebrating nine new FP grads on its locum team. Are you a host physician with a graduating FP at your clinic who’s part of the ULP Team? Starting July 1, host physicians’ eligible coverage resets to 10 full days, which you can use for their locum. Have a new grad not signed […]

Can you help get more doctors licensed?

The Practice Ready Assessment (PRA-BC) program is looking for assessors of international medical graduates wishing to participate. Assess a grad for 12 weeks. Get paid. Earn CPD credits. For details, view the Assessors Wanted info sheet (3 pages) and the Assessor Compensation info sheet.

Are you looking for a family physician to join your clinic?

Is your clinic interested in a Practice Ready Assessment Return of Service physician? The program is now accepting applications for the Spring 2025 and Fall 2025 intakes. Candidates will be practice-ready in the fall of 2025 and the spring of 2026, respectively, and have a three-year Return of Service. Please read the program information and […]

Hospitalists at RJH and VGH resume MAID consult service

Following a temporary stop of MAID consult services in March 2024, hospitalists have resumed the service. However, the hospitalist shortage continues due to difficulty recruiting and retaining, retirements, part-time hospitalists devoting more time to office work, and increased hospital occupancy and workload. Growing waitlist Resolving this for the long-term means more hospitalists or less occupancy. […]

Resources for extreme heat in Victoria 

Environment Canada’s 2024 seasonal outlook predicts below-normal temperatures for coastal B.C., however, here are some resources you can pass on to patients who might benefit from extreme heat preparedness (also available under patient info on the Pathways homepage): Greater Victoria Heat Warning Guide: brochure including Cooling Resources, The Community Virtual Care program, BC Hydro Free AC […]

Divisions Dispatch June 26, 2024

The FPSC’s latest newsletter features the June 12 and June 24 LFP payment model newsletters (including the launch in LTC) and the latest PAS newsletters, updates on FPSC support for inpatient and maternity care,  resources for integrating a nurse into practice,  a perinatal care survey, a clinic security course for MOAs, and more that will […]

BC Adaptive Mentorship Network accepting mentee applications

Looking for ways to better support patients living with complex pain, mental health and substance use? Are you burning out and would appreciate experts to mentor you and colleagues to inspire you? Apply now to become a mentee in the BC Adaptive Mentorship Network (BCAMN) for Pain, Mental Health & Substance Use.

First Dips for Docs wildly popular – join this Sat

Ten committed physicians came out for the first Dips for Docs on June 15 and had a fun time! Several dipped for the first time and the group had a few partners and kids cheering them on. Join your colleagues this Saturday or drop by the beach and encourage your peers. Your physician host will […]