Newsflash June 20, 2024

This edition includes news on the PCN hub, Pathways wait time features, resources for National Indigenous Peoples Day, and more. Read it here

Pathways: New clock icon indicates additional wait time detail available

Average non-urgent wait times followed by the “…” symbol now indicate that separate wait times exist for specific procedures. For example, in pediatrics, consultants often have condition-specific wait times for Autism or ADHD. You will note a clock icon beside reasons for referral that have condition-specific wait times in the right margin filter. It is […]

MRI ordering updated

Island Health Medical Imaging have adopted appropriateness criteria for MRI ordering in alignment with provincial initiatives and Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations. Family physicians are asked to complete the MRI appropriateness checklist and submit it alongside the updated MRI requisition for lumbar spine, knee/hips, shoulder, and for headaches. Read more

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day and June is National Indigenous History Month

This is a time to recognize First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples’ resiliency, contributions, and spirit across Turtle Island.  Resources and a statement from Doctors of BC are available here. Interested in attending an event? Here are some in Victoria and the region: Victoria Lək̓ʷəŋən Homelands VNFC Garden Party – Victoria Native Friendship Centre – […]

PCN hub update

Following its announcement in March 2024, our future Victoria Primary Care Network (PCN) hub at 1025 Johnson St – also known as the Dalmatian building – has reached another milestone. On June 6, Elders from Songhees First Nation came together to bless the space. An Indigenous blessing ceremony during the construction phase is key to […]

Check out our Welcome & Thank You photo gallery

More than 67 members from across VDFP, SIDFP, SIMSA and SPSS and their guests came together on May 23rd at the Laurel Point Inn to appreciate new and retiring physicians. Check out the event photos on our website’s gallery here (you need to be logged into

Divisions Dispatch June 11, 2024

The FPSC’s latest newsletter includes updates on new on-call availability funding for inpatient care, the new 2022-2025 WorkSafeBC Physician Services Agreement retroactive to April 1, 2022, engagement opportunities on Primary care for individuals with serious mental illness (PriSMI), and more that will not be duplicated in the Newsflash. Read it here.

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 […]

TOMORROW! Beer Banter with the Board

Come connect with your longitudinal and non-longitudinal peers! Hosted by Drs Alexandra Dozzi and Steve Goodchild. Non-alcoholic beverages and appies provided. Date: Friday, June 21st Time: 5 – 7 pm Location: Fernwood Inn View flyer and RSVP