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In Circulation - Don’t miss out on the event at gets people moving!

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In Circulation - Don’t miss out on the event at gets people moving!
by Lucy Last - Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 3:21 PM    @DoctorsOfBC


In Circulation provides current, relevant practice and professional information for Doctors of BC members



Don’t miss out on the event at gets people moving! Join hundreds of other doctors across BC and host a Walk with your Doc event in your community


Walk with your Doc is a fun and simple way to get your patients moving, and to discuss the benefits of daily activity with them in an informal and social setting. We’ll help you every step of the way and provide support materials to make it as easy as possible! Register your local walk now at Walk with your Doc takes place May 5 – May 13.



Helping to meet the challenge of physician burnout

Almost 50 physicians from Divisions of Family Practice and Medical Staff Associations made their way into the Doctors of BC offices in Vancouver. Many had never set foot in the building before. They were brought here by a common cause -   to help find solutions to the rising rate of physician burnout. We spoke with Dr Andrew Clarke, Executive Director of the Physician Health Program, to learn more about the event. Read more...


Doctors Making a Difference

In Doctors Making a Difference, we profile doctors around the province who are going above and beyond to improve the lives of their patients, their communities and our health care system. Do you know a doctor in your community who is making a difference? Drop us a line at with his or her name and contact information. You may see them profiled in a future article.

Dr Terri Aldred - Supporting holistic, culturally sensitive, inclusive care
Among the thousands of practicing physicians in BC are legions of unsung heroes, quietly going about their work to support their patients’ health, strengthen the medical profession, and give back to their community, with little expectation of wider recognition. Read more...




Cast Your Vote: Doctors of BC Election for President-Elect

On Friday, April 13th, all eligible members would have received an email from Everyone Counts Canada (ECC) inviting their participation in the current election for President-Elect. This email contains a link to the voting site as well as all necessary login information.

To read each candidates’ campaign platforms, and for a complete 2017/2018 Election Summary, click here (login required).

The voting window closes at 11:59pm on May 14th. If you did not receive the email invitation, or are having technical difficulties accessing the voting website, please email ECC directly at For specific questions pertaining to the vote itself, please email


Call for nominations for the Board and Committees

The call for nominations for the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee are now open.  Nominations are open until 11:59 pm – Friday April 20, 2018. To learn more, please click on the positions below:

·         Member of the Board of Directors (4 positions – 2 GPs and 2 Specialist) The specialist with the highest number of votes chooses the one (1) or two (2) year term. The Specialist with second highest number of votes will automatically get the term not chosen. 

·         General Member of the Nominating Committee (1 position) 

The Representative Assembly will elect these positions from the nominated members at its June 1, 2018 meeting. Read more… (login required)




Addressing MRI Wait Times Through MRI Central Intake Project



Lower Mainland Medical Imaging (LMMI) has initiated a project to centralize intake for outpatient MRI referrals across Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Health Care and Fraser Health.MRI central intake will provide referring clinicians with a central fax number to direct outpatient MRI referrals for 11 MRI sites across the lower mainland. This allows patients to be booked at the most appropriate lower mainland MRI site with the shortest wait time.

Benefits of central intake include streamlining MRI wait lists, reducing the number of duplicate referrals and missed appointments, and providing referring clinicians a single referral process for multiple MRI locations. For more information contact visit the MRI Central Intake website.





Changes to electronic reports distribution from LGH and SGH April 28

On April 28th, 2018, health care providers will see the following changes to electronic reports from Lions Gate (LGH) and Squamish General (SGH) hospitals: 

·         Medical Imaging and Cardiology reports will now be delivered via Excelleris.

·         There will be significant enhancements to the categorization of clinical reports.

·         Distribution by mail/courier is being phased out in favour of delivery to your EMR, Launchpad, or fax through Excelleris.

These changes are part of the Clinical and Systems Transformation (CST) and Electronic Results Distribution projects. For more information about the changes you can expect, please visit the CST website here.

For help with specific distribution issues, please contact the department or group listed on the report. For support with Excelleris registration, please contact Excelleris Support via email at or by phone at 1-866-728-4777.



Doctors of BC Scholarship Awards

Applications for the 2018 Doctors of BC Scholarship Awards are now being accepted. For more than 15 years, Doctors of BC has presented two $1,000 scholarships to deserving sons and daughters of members in good standing. All scholarship applications must be received by 4pm on Friday, April 27th. For more information and application forms, click here…





Ministry of Health Seeks Clinician Input for Evaluation of Health Technologies

The Health Technology Review Office is seeking up to 5 experienced clinicians to provide clinical input into the assessment of Clinical Order Sets. The contract is anticipated to be for 2 weeks and will require up to 7-8 hours of work. For more information about this opportunity please send your CV to Danielle Atkinson at by May 7 2018



PROVIDE YOUR INPUT: NEW Psychiatry Outreach & Access Initiative


Access to child and youth mental health and substance use services is limited in BC. Feedback from community providers indicates urgent need for more support.

BC Children’s Hospital Mental Health Services is redesigning its services to improve access to psychiatric supports and services for children and youth across BC. Goals are to support care close to home while streamlining access to psychiatry for patients with complex needs.

Family Physician and Pediatrician feedback is needed to identify current gaps/barriers and the types of supports/services that would be helpful. Please complete our 10-15 minute SURVEY. Contact for support.



Contact: Patrick Higgins,
Communications & Public Affairs
Doctors of BC, 115-1665 West Broadway Vancouver, BC V6J 5A4


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