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 […]

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.

Urban Locum Program (ULP) continues to increase momentum

The ULP is excited to share that seven new grads have joined our locum team. Since implementation start in October, ULP locums have covered 293 shifts for 49 host physicians, filling 39% of all coverage requests and providing significant time away for local FPs. Locum demand still exceeds our supply. However, the program’s compensation increase […]

Locum compensation survey results are in

Are you wondering how your full-service family physician (FSFP) and locum peers approach locum compensation, and what factors make locum jobs desirable? Read the results summary of our Division’s recent member survey.

March 10 LFP payment model newsletter available

The March 10 LFP payment model newsletter by Doctors of BC and BC Family Doctors includes updates on locum physician enrolment and the new payment schedule effective March 13, and on a transition period for non-panel services. Read more

Urban Locum Program launches mentoring program

The new mentoring program guides locums who are exploring community practice options at varying career stages. Six experienced VDFP and SIDFP community FPs will mentor participating locums. Read more

Locum payment peer discussion – please join us

Are you wondering how much to pay locums under the various payment models? Out of 33 poll participants, 82% of our participating members said they would be interested in a facilitated peer discussion on this topic. Please join us on Tuesday, January 31st from 5-6 pm for a discussion facilitated by Project Manager Helen Welch. […]