May 2, 2018
IN THIS ISSUEPMH-PCN Update New handout: benefits of team-based care Divisions share tips, strategies, and resources for planning opioid and pain management education sessions NIRD school clinic aims to improve health outcomes for Vanderhoof youth Learning, connection, community: Event attendees confirm value of Champions of Change SSC seeks input from division doctors about surgical optimization resources Rural Global Health Partnership Initiative Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist advice available May 1: RACE and RACEapp+ Doctors of BC 2018 annual general meeting DTO bulletin: Create complex passwords that are easy to remember Patients as Partners monthly bulletin Divisions in the News
New handout: benefits of team-based care
Many physicians have expressed interest in exploring how working in teams could benefit their clinical practice. For a one-page summary of the benefits of team-based care, including a list of the corresponding sources of evidence, download the GPSC’s handout.
If your division or member has an inspiring team-based care story to share, contact GPSC Communications.
Divisions share tips, strategies, and resources for planning opioid and pain management education sessions
Many divisions around the province are supporting their members to provide the best possible care to patients who have pain management and opioid addiction issues. Much of this work is accomplished through division-organized CME and information sessions, which promote awareness of community resources and best practice recommendations.
Three divisions—Fraser Northwest, Nanaimo, and Victoria—that have organized a number of these events have shared their tips, strategies, and/or resources with other divisions who may wish to organize sessions of their own.
NIRD school clinic aims to improve health outcomes for Vanderhoof youth
Six family doctors are now providing weekly clinics at Nechako Valley Secondary School in Vanderhoof, through a new school clinic—a collaboration between the Northern Interior Rural Division, the Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMHSU) Collaborative, community health partners, and local youth.
The clinic will provide health screening and lifestyle counselling aimed at improving health outcomes for students—including decreases in teen pregnancy and STI rates and a reduction in visits to the local ER. The clinic will also provide students with comprehensive care, supporting stronger patient-provider relationships for them in the future.
Learning, connection, community: Event attendees confirm value of Champions of Change
This past February, close to 500 physicians and health care partners, including representatives from many divisions of family practice, attended and presented at the Joint Collaborative Committee "Champions of Change" event in partnership with the BCPSQC Quality Forum. Through 15 rapid fire presentations, 50 posters, group discussions and speakers, attendees spent the day sharing knowledge and learning from others about the diverse QI work taking place throughout the province, and beyond.
SSC seeks input from division doctors about surgical optimization resources
The Specialist Services Committee (SSC) is conducting an environmental scan of surgical optimization work and is seeking input from division doctors who have developed resources or materials aimed at better preparing their patients for surgery. Division doctors interested in sharing their resources are invited to contact email@example.com
Rural Global Health Partnership Initiative
Funded by the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) and the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc), the Rural Global Health Partnership Initiative provides grants to physicians and medical trainees who serve rural and low resource communities in BC, Canada, and developing countries.
Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist advice available May 1: RACE and RACEapp+
As of May 1, 2018, physicians can access advice from physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists via the provincial RACE line and RACEapp+. To access advice by phone, dial 604 696-2131 (or toll free 1-877-696-2131) and select menu 5, line 3.
Doctors of BC 2018 annual general meeting
Doctors of BC members are invited to attend the 2018 annual general meeting (AGM) on June 2 at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre (UBC Campus, 6163 University Blvd., Vancouver). Onsite registration opens at 8:15 a.m. and the AGM begins at 9:30 a.m. in Jack Poole Hall. The evening event at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre starts with a 5:00 p.m. reception followed by the Doctors of BC annual awards ceremony at 6:00 p.m., including installation of officers. Register to attend the three-course President’s Dinner, with an address given by our newly installed president, Dr Eric Cadesky. Dinner tickets are limited and available through online registration.
DTO bulletin: Create complex passwords that are easy to remember
World Password Day (May 3, 2018) highlights the importance of secure passwords. To help physicians and clinics reduce risks and cybercrime, the GPSC’s Doctors Technology Office (DTO) has created a straightforward, systematic method for creating complex passwords that are easy to remember and can be written down. A strong and unique password does not have to be complicated. To read how to create a memorable three-part password, click here.
Patients as Partners monthly bulletin
The Patient as Partners initiative creates a monthly activity guide each month, containing learning opportunities available to physicians and health care providers, as well as events and activities available to patients. To subscribe to the monthly bulletin, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Divisions in the news
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Media coverage is monitored by the Divisions of Family Practice provincial communications team and compiled on the Divisions in the News page. If you would like more information on a particular story, please contact Caroline McGechaen at email@example.com.
This newsletter is sent to local division physician leads, executive directors, coordinators, boards of directors, and admin staff; Doctors of BC staff involved in the GPSC and the Divisions of Family Practice initiative; and a number of Ministry of Health and health authority staff.
We encourage divisions to share the newsletter, or the relevant items, with their members. This issue can also be found on the Divisions of Family Practice website.