Newsflash September 7

Topics include joy & meaning in medicine, a new provincial academic detailing topic, and more. Read more

Bringing joy & meaning back to medicine

How can we practice medicine as a ritual rather than a routine? Check out this podcast from the Champions of Wellness series with Dr Mukta Panda on Bringing Joy and Meaning Back to Medicine.

Mindful coloring a stress buster

Did you enjoy coloring as a child? Research has proven that mindful coloring reduces stress, anxiety, and can improve your mood. Renowned psychologist Dr Lawrence Shapiro now offers a collection of free mindful coloring pages.

Know a peer who inspires you?

Are you inspired by a peer? Or grateful for a colleague who helped you out? Let them know and post your Cheers for Peers here!

Electronic Health Records for physicians working in multiple locations

If you work in multiple locations, all Island Health results will by default go to whichever location you’ve deemed “primary” – even if the patient was seen somewhere else. To get results to another location, put “CC [name of clinic]” on the requisition form. Results will then go to your primary location and the clinic […]

Join our Board of Directors – apply by September 22

Are you passionate about making a difference for your family medicine colleagues and patients in Victoria? Join the VDFP Board and help guide the direction of your Division! Our Board has five seats to fill. To apply , please submit the Nomination Papers – Directors Election 2023, C/V or Resume, and a Candidate’s Statement by […]

New Provincial Academic Detailing topic

BC Provincial Academic Detailing Service (PAD) provides CME on commonly prescribed medications and is offered free of charge to health care professionals. To arrange an in-person or virtual education session with your PAD pharmacist on their most recent topic, “Medications for Osteoporosis: An Update”, please email [email protected] or visit for more topics and information.

Divisions Dispatch September 6

The FPSC’s latest newsletter includes updates on the Provincial Attachment System (PAS) and a Sept 14 PAS webinar; panel uploads when enrolling in the LFP payment model, webinars on trans gender youth care and on Indigenous cultural safety, and more that will not be duplicated in the Newsflash. Read it here

Perinatal Care resources for family doctors

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 […]

Learn about Island Health Community Virtual Care

The VDFP is hosting a presentation on Island Health’s Community Virtual Care program. Learn about eligibility and suitability, as well as new caregiver and palliative supports. Open to all VDFP members. Date: Friday, September 22 Time: 12 – 1pm Location: online Physicians will be compensated with one hour at the current sessional rate. Register here.