Newsflash November 2

Topics include tonight’s AGM, new cheers, HPV primary screening, one year Urban Locum Program pilot, and more. Read more

Environmental Health: an important dimension of wellness

Wellness isn’t just about your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. It also includes dimensions like financial, social, and even environmental wellbeing. Listen to Dr. Theresa Tam talk about one example, climate change, in this recent Canadian Institute for Health Information podcast. Want to get involved in supporting environmental health? Check out the Canadian Association of […]

Cheers for Peers

A shout-out to Drs Ian Bekker, Sarah Chritchley, and Magnus Macnab who received cheers. Check out the cheers and add your own here – let’s keep the cheers going!  

Tonight is AGM night! How to RSVP last-minute

The Division is excited to welcome you tonight (Thursday, November 2nd) at the Delta hotel for our Annual General Meeting! From networking, our knowledge lounge, and dinner with live music to AGM business and a fun, non-medical group trivia game – expect an evening of connection and enjoyment! If you haven’t had a chance to […]

Divisions Dispatch November 1

The FPSC’s latest Divisions Dispatch includes updates on the November 16 Provincial Attachment System webinar, caring for physicians with substance use disorder, new cancer screening guidelines and more. Read it here.

Urban Locum Program (ULP) pilot celebrates one-year milestone

A year after its launch, the Urban Locum Program pilot is demonstrating value. Between October 2022 and October 2023, ULP locums have covered 552 shifts, enabling significant time away for local family physicians. The program is seeing high demand, emphasizing the need for continued locum coverage to support physicians’ health and wellness. Over the past […]

Preparing for the transition from cytology to HPV primary screening

To help you prepare for the January 2024 transition, the BC Cancer Cervix Screening Program invites you to their November 27th webinar Cervix Screening in BC: Preparing for the Transition from Cytology (Pap Test) to HPV Primary Screening in collaboration with UBC CPD. Their latest Update Bulletin includes a brief summary of the changes and […]

Have a say on MAiD safeguards in BC

The Ministry of Health is seeking your feedback on MAiD safeguards when new legislation will come into effect on March 17, 2024. Their Feedback on Draft BC Provincial Safeguards for MAiD for Mental Disorders survey is open until November 15 at 5pm. Background In preparation for the Federal Government’s upcoming expansion of eligibility for Medical […]

After Hours Care Program pilot update

It’s been just over one month since the After Hours Care service was launched on September 21 and started accepting patient calls. As of October 30, the Greater Victoria region as one of the four pilot sites represents 51% of the After Hours Care Program’s total participants (277 of 543). Thank you to all Victoria […]