BC Rural Update is an e-newsletter of the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc).

Latest Articles


Provincial healthcare partners collaborate on vision, actions for rural and provincial primary care networks

RCCbc co-hosted a dialogue on Jan 27-29, bringing together several provincial healthcare partners working in collaboration to stimulate and promote an innovative and socially accountable health system transformation for rural BC as well as the entirety of the province. Learn more about this gathering of healthcare partners

Registration now open for BC Rural Health Conference and Rural Locum Forum!

Registration is open now for the BC Rural Health Conference – sign up and receive the early bird rate – a savings of up to $100 for physicians. Find out what’s on offer this year

Add-on courses and open meetings at the 2019 BC Rural Health Conference

There are several courses that will be offered in the days leading up to the BC Rural Health Conference being held in Nanaimo, BC on May 24-26.  Refresh your skills and/or learn about pressing issues in rural medicine

REMINDER: BC Rural Health Awards nomination deadline is March 1

If you’ve been planning to nominate your rural health care team, community, and/or family physician for a BC Rural Health Award, make sure you submit your forms and letters to Sharon Mah by end of day Friday March 1, 2019Read more

Take advantage of Spring CPD close to home!

submitted by BC College of Family Physicians. The BC College of Family Physicians (BCCFP) has partnered with the Society of General Practitioners of BC (SGP) to present Family Doctors: Standing Up and Standing Out. The focus is the many roles of today’s family physician.  Learn more about this conference

Increasing diversity and inclusion among physician leaders at Doctors of BC

submitted by Doctors of BC. Doctors of BC is embarking upon an extensive member consultation to learn how best to encourage greater diversity and inclusion of physicians within its governing bodies. Fill out the survey and contribute your thoughts

#WalkOnTheRuralSide – Longtime rural physician, Dr. David Shaw, retires


Excerpted from In the Loop

Dr. David Shaw is putting away the stethoscope after 35 years of rural generalist service in the BC communities of Logan Lake and Oliver.

Read the entire story

Web site background image: Golden, BC. Photo: Province of BC