Submitted by the GPSC
The introduction of the BC patient medical home last year prompted many rural GPs to reflect on how they are currently working, including working in teams to deliver integrated services and whole-person care that wraps around patients.
“Many small rural communities are ahead of the curve and doing this work very well, out of necessity,” says Dr Rebecca Lindley, Chair of the Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice.
In a new collection of stories, Dr Lindley and others highlight what is working well in their ongoing work to enable patient medical homes in their communities, including the value and role of creative thinking, leadership, and strong partnerships.
- Patient medical homes in rural BC
- Engagement and collaboration set foundation for proof-of-concept journey
- Life is better in team-based care
- Resourcefulness supports teams and outreach to small communities
- Doctors and community embrace alternative funding model
- Strong leadership and engagement needed for real change
- Collaboration starts with a conversation
- Physician education and community collaboration build sustainability
- Partners link services together to improve access to maternity care
For more information about the patient medical home, click here.