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Western provinces call for rural networks, interprofessional collaborative practice to support rural maternity and surgical services

A white paper issued by the Western Provinces Collaborative on Sustainable Rural Maternity and Surgical Services (WPC) is calling on rural providers, planners, and other health care stakeholders to curb and reverse the loss of rural maternity and surgical services through the development of geographic rural health service delivery networks that are built on interprofessional collaborative relationships. Discover how the white paper could revolutionize rural interprofessional collaborative practice

Save the Date: Collaborative practice workshop for BC maternity care providers

Perinatal Services BC and Shared Care BC will be hosting an Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Development Workshop for Primary Maternity Care Providers on May 26-27, 2017 in Vancouver. This one and a half day workshop will provide an interactive setting for shared dialogue and learning about interprofessional collaborative primary maternity care in BC. Discover how this workshop could benefit your rural team

JSC funding for rural physicians to attend SRPC Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course

For the third year in a row, the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) has approved funding of $1,000 for any BC rural doctor interested in attending the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada’s 25th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course on April 6 to 8, 2017. Learn how you can apply for JSC funding

Registration for BC Rural Health Conference (formerly RECC) now open!

Registration for the Rural Coordination Centre of BC’s (RCCbc) annual BC Rural Health Conference (RHC – formerly the Rural Emergency Continuum of Care (RECC) conference) is currently open! Sign up early to save money and guarantee a seat in workshops and sessions. Join us in Prince George on May 12+13 for great CME/CPD!

Email discussion group now available for BC rural locums

A new email discussion group for locums serving British Columbia’s rural communities is now available and will provide a virtual space for locums to host discussions, share news, and identify issues. Is this group right for you? Learn more!

Nominations for BC Rural Health Awards close March 15

The Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) is putting out a call for nominations for three rural health awards. Nominate a worthy community and/or physician now!

Rural physician feedback requested for clinical texting and dermatology study

Rural clinicians are being invited to participate in a collaboration research project between the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) and Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc). Participate in the survey now

#WalkOnTheRuralSide – Dr. Shannon Douglas

Dr. Shannon Douglas and her mother, Ann Watley, participated in the Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run this year in Barkerville, BC.

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