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Final summary report from Provincial Health Care Partners’ Planning Retreat now available

The final summary report produced from discussions held at this retreat is now available. Learn more about this report

Online registration for BC Rural Health Conference, Rural Locum Forum closes May 14

If you haven’t registered for the BC Rural Health Conference and/or the Rural Locum Forum yet, make sure you do so before the online registration portal closes on Tuesday, May 14. You can also register on-site

JSC funding available to physicians, residents attending 2019 Rural Locum Forum

The Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) is pleased to announce funding for physicians who are providing – or considering to provide – locum services in rural BC communities to attend the Rural Locum Forum to be held in Nanaimo on May 24, 2019. Learn more about this funding

Help shape proposed improvements to Rural Patient Transport, May 24 in Nanaimo

Dr. Trina Larsen Soles is inviting rural and regional BC physicians, allied healthcare professionals and healthcare administrators to help identify key issues and provide feedback on a variety of proposed improvements for the BC patient transport system at a Rural Patient Transport workshop being held in Nanaimo on Friday, May 24 from 10 am to 2 pm.  Be a part of this important table

Rural providers invited to weigh in on preferred virtual in-time EM supports

Dr. Kendall Ho is facilitating an open meeting to discuss just-in-time care in BC, using emergency virtual in-time supports for technical assessment (eVISTA) at the BC Rural Health Conference on Saturday May 25 at 7:00 am. Come and weigh in on eVISTA

BC physicians: play a role in developing new compensation models

submitted by the Doctors of BC. 

The new Physician Master Agreement provides for the creation of an ad hoc joint committee of Doctors of BC and government members to help develop alternate compensation models for primary care. Sign up for this committee

#WalkOnTheRuralSide – Mike Gojevic and Dr. Paul Dhillon


Excerpted from  The Local Weekly

They are a committee of two that organized an organ donor registration drive on the Coast, lung transplant recipient Mike Gojevic, left, and Dr. Paul Dhillon. They made it a contest between medical clinics and signed up more than 200 potential donors in a month.

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