June 15, 2018
In Circulation provides current, relevant practice and professional information for Doctors of BC members
CMA sale of MD Financial Management
A number of members have voiced concerns about the CMA decision regarding the sale of MD Financial Management to the Bank of Nova Scotia.
Doctors of BC is a completely separate organization and is not engaged in anyway with the governance of the CMA. We were not advised of the decision in advance and had no knowledge discussions were underway. For those of you who may have concerns, Doctors of BC encourages members to communicate directly with the CMA using the following link: https://www.cma.ca/En/Pages/contactus.aspx. For more information provided by CMA on the sale, click here.
We have also heard from some members who say they want to be able to pay Doctors of BC member dues, without having to also pay CMA dues at the same time. This would be a decision made by the Board. Watch for further information on this and other Board matters in your “Board Reports” newsletters and we will keep members updated via this newsletter as well.
If you do not receive Board Reports, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to the subscription list. Our President is always interested to hear your views on matters of concern to you. E-mail Dr Cadesky at email@example.com
New Doctors of BC President begins his term
The new President of Doctors of BC, Vancouver family physician Dr Eric Cadesky, says his priority over the next year will be to foster diversity and inclusion so that all members feel respected and that their voices are heard.
In his first address as President, Dr Cadesky said: “Let’s get past our differences and focus on what we have in common: we are skilled, dedicated healthcare professionals working hard to provide the best care possible.”
Dr Cadesky was sworn in at a ceremony following the Doctors of BC AGM on June 2nd. Read more...
New fees, updated guidelines support treatment of opioid use disorder
With growing concerns about increasing levels of opioid addiction, two new set of guidelines have been released to better support front line health care providers, along with a number of new physician fees. Both guidelines are supplementary to the Guideline for the Clinical Management of Opioid Use Disorder released by the BC Centre for Substance Use last year. The guideline that focuses on primary care was prepared by BCSU in conjunction with the Guidelines and Protocols Advisory Committee (GPAC), a partnership of Doctors of BC and the BC government. For more information, click here.
Improving Risk Assessment and Management of Violence online module
The Improving Risk Assessment and Management of Violence online module is a free course that helps participants learn skills and tools to more effectively assess and manage risk of violence in the workplace; whether in a hospital, clinic, or the community. The target audience is family physicians, specialists and other health care professionals and it provides up to 5.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 3 credits. The module can be accessed online here...
Updated Concussion E-Learning Course for Medical Professionals
The Concussion Awareness Training Tool for Medical Professionals (CATT MP) launched this June. The updated e-learning course is free-of-charge, available in both English and French, and is eligible for credits with the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Visit cattonline.com to take the new CATT for Medical Professionals course and access concussion resources, including a mobile-friendly version of the SCAT5 and Child SCAT5.