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Holiday wishes and office hours

The directors and staff at RCCbc would like to wish you and yours the best of the holiday season! Click for a list of our holiday hours

Nanaimo Emergency Education Program (NEEP) expanding to Northern BC

The northern program will be known as the Northern Emergency Education Program (NoEEP) and will provide training opportunities for three rural family physicians to enhance their knowledge of emergency medicine and related skill sets. Apply for NoEEP now

CQI in RSON enables cultural change to facilitate healthcare system improvements

The CQI pillar is actively integrating the Measuring and Monitoring of Safety (MMSF, aka Vincent Framework) quality improvement framework into RSON with the aim of shifting culture towards a patient-centered, team-based safety focus prioritizing collective learning and developmental evaluation.  Learn which approaches RSON is using for CQI

Nominations for 2020 BC Rural Health Awards now open!

Do you know an outstanding rural physician and/or rural health care team? Consider nominating them for a BC Rural Health Award! Recipients receive recognition and $2,500 to support a local celebration and/or healthcare resource. Check out the criteria

Be one of the first to receive the BC Rural Health Conference package

The registration package for the BC Rural Health Conference – being held in Penticton from May 29-31 – will be available in early 2020. Discover how you can be first in line for registration

Rural emergency medicine bloggers wanted

Submitted by BC Emergency Medicine Network

The BC Emergency Medicine Network is seeking rural physician bloggers to share clinical and lifestyle blog posts designed to get readers talking. Become an EM influencer

Call for abstracts: Rural Health Equity Conference 2020!

Submitted by the Rural Health Services Research Network of BC (RHSRNbc)

The next Rural Health Equity Conference is May 14-15 2020, and will explore issues of equity and health in rural settings, spark dialogue and connections between people who share a passion to respond to the unique needs of rural and remote communities. Submit an abstract now

Virtual care tools in rural health practice: a survey

If you didn’t have a chance to fill our our survey in October, here’s an opportunity to have your say! RCCbc is interested in hearing about your knowledge and experience of virtual care tools in rural health contexts.  Fill out this short survey now


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