AGM registration is open – hear why colleagues attend

Have you registered for our Nov 2 AGM? Bring your partner or MOA and join this year’s trivia fun! Open to all full and associate members from all work settings. Here’s what Dr Magnus Macnab who does surgical assists and locums told us: “I was hesitant to attend the AGM last year due to a […]

Newsflash October 5

Topics include our Victoria Division Annual General Meeting, a revised MHSU intake referral form, Island Health COVID-19 immunization updates, an Interdisciplinary Perinatal Health Summit and more. Read more

A gratitude practice doesn’t have to be cheesy

Does the idea of ‘practicing gratitude’ make you roll your eyes? You’re not alone! Here’s a great resource with seven simple questions that aren’t trite. If you want a deeper dive, TED has curated this longer list. Happy Thanksgiving!

Cheers for Peers

Have you experienced the kindness and support of a colleague? Are you inspired by a peer? Let them know by sharing your Cheers for Peers right here!

Revised MHSU intake referral form

A revised MHSU intake referral form for patients 19+ will help improve patient information for referral to psychiatric assessment and/or other Island Health MHSU services. South Island Division of Family Practice physicians, psychiatrists and Island Health collaborated on the revision. Major changes: 1. Inclusion of sex/gender spectrum options 2. Space for clinic sticker 3. Inclusion […]

Island Health COVID-19 immunization: updates

As a follow-up to the Sept 19 MHO Newsletter on influenza and COVID-19 immunization, Island Health is sharing information from the Government of BC and the BCCDC on COVID-19 therapeutics. If a patient will likely require Remdesivir, physicians can refer for treatment within Island Health with a referral form (also available on Pathways or on […]

Urban Locum Program an option for retirees

Did you know? The Urban Locum Program is also an option for those transitioning to retirement who wish to remain involved in family medicine without the pressures of long hours and extended time commitments. Express interest here or email Becky Litt at [email protected] with questions.

Health Workforce Innovation Challenge open

Is your team experimenting with innovative ideas and new solutions for workforce retention and support? The Health Workforce Innovation Challenge offers many opportunities for monetary awards. Register now

ICYMI: Island Health influenza and COVID-19 immunization information

This fall’s vaccine ordering started the week of October 2nd, with pick-up starting the week of October 10th in alignment with the provincial campaign. Island Health’s details on ordering, handling, administering, and documenting vaccines are available here and will be updated throughout the season. If you have questions after reviewing the website, please contact your […]