Newsflash May 9, 2024

This edition includes learning resources for Mental Health Week, challenges in emergency departments and advocacy efforts from Doctors of BC, Métis Health & Wellness Event for VPCN, the latest Divisions Dispatch, and more. Read it here

It’s Mental Health Week (May 6-12, 2024)

This year’s theme is Healing Through Compassion. Find out what’s happening through the BC Chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Agency or have a look at CMHA’s Compassion Toolkit for more. Need a bit of support yourself? The Greater Victoria Peer Support Pilot Program was successful and has been sustained! You can learn more and […]

Get Moving with Office Yoga

It can be hard to fit movement into a busy day – but have you tried desk yoga? This brief activity can have a powerful impact on overall well-being, even with demanding work schedules. Learn more through this video, or check out these written instructions. A little goes a long way!

Keep the Cheers going!

Want to say bravo for a job well done, or thank a peer who made your day? Post your Cheers for Peers here to let them know and keep the cheers going.

Divisions Dispatch April 30, 2024

The FPSC’s latest newsletter includes the PAS (Provincial Attachment System) and LFP Payment Model newsletters, supporting family physicians with electronic medical record (EMR) systems, Doctors of BC’s Awards Month, Immunize Canada pregnancy vaccination guide, and more that will not be duplicated in the Newsflash. Read it here

Doctors of BC Letter from the President

The May 5 Letter from the President of Doctors of BC, acknowledges the challenges in emergency departments and highlights ongoing advocacy efforts, urging collaboration among physicians for solutions while offering support resources for those facing stress or mental health issues.

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 […]

Event: Métis Health & Wellness Event for VPCN

Join the Victoria Primary Care Network for a culturally immersive day to create linkages to Métis health and wellness through culture. This event is part of the VPCN Indigenous Cultural Conversations Learning Series. Sessional payment is available. Date: Saturday, May 25 Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm Location: 4 Points Sheraton Victoria Gateway View flyer Register here

Event: Dr. Tom Lloyd: Self and Relational Awareness Workshop

Island Health is hosting two day-long workshops with Dr. Tom Lloyd, open to medical staff and leaders. Funded through the MOA on Physician Psychological and Physical Safety, the goal is to enhance leadership skills and promote psychological safety within healthcare teams. Date: Tuesday, May 28 Time: 8am – 4:30pm Location: Laurel Point Inn, Victoria RSVP […]

Event: EMR skill building sessions

Doctors of BC offers EMR Skill Building Sessions for comprehensive EMR training led by peer mentors and PSP coaches. Gain insights and tips on key topics like panel management, screening, scheduling, referrals, and payment models. The first sessions will be for Oscar and Med Access EMRS and will launch in June. Date: Various Time: TBD […]