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RSON Forum Admin | Communications Manager, RCCbc

New Rural Site Visits + Innovations web site allows rural communities to share successes, challenges

  RCCbc launched its Rural Site Visits and Innovations web site on September 11! This site documents the great work of the Rural Site Visits team, which is visiting all 201 RSA communities in BC. It also contains a searchable rural innovations inventory that collects several of the creative solutions developed by rural BC communities to address local healthcare challenges. There are … Continue reading

The First Nations Health Authority launches new services to improve access to culturally safe and trauma-informed primary care

The dual public health emergencies of the pandemic and BC’s overdose crisis have deeply affected First Nations communities. In response, the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) has launched two new services: the First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day and First Nations Virtual Substance Use and Psychiatry Service. These services … Continue reading

Rural research grant applications due by Oct 30

If you’re planning to apply for either the Rural Physician Research Support Project grant, or the Rural Global Health Partnership Initiative grant, you must complete and send your application package to Adrienne Peltonen (apeltonen@rccbc.ca) by October 30.   The Rural Physician Research Support Project offers up to $10,000 per year to support the rural research work of BC family physicians that either live and … Continue reading

RHSRNbc 2018 Symposium Proceedings now available

Submitted by RHSRNbc  The proceedings from the 2018 research symposium hosted by the Rural Health Services Research Network of BC (RHSRNbc) are now available for download. The symposium proceedings document captures the questions and ideas generated through the discussions held at the Rural Emergency Services Research Symposium in June 2018. The … Continue reading

BCCFP Family Medicine Conference: Together Towards a Better Future – Friday, October 9

  The BC College of Family Physicians (BCCFP) is excited to share the lineup for the 2020 Family Medicine Conference. Browse the online conference brochure and register today.  Dr. Mamta Gautam is the keynote speaker; she is a psychiatrist, executive coach, author, consultant and speaker who specializes in keeping well professionals well. She has created and conducted over 1,000 innovative seminars and is … Continue reading

New virtual supports available for healthcare providers in rural, remote and First Nations communities

A new virtual support initiative is enabling rural healthcare providers to deliver timely patient-centred care closer to home.  Real-Time Virtual Support (RTVS) pathways provide physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses in rural, remote, and First Nations communities with access to 24-hour, just-in-time advice to support patient care. Through Zoom, they can be connected to one of five teams providing culturally safe and compassionate support:  RUDi – … Continue reading

Real-time Virtual Support (RTVS) pathways for pediatrics, maternity + babies now available

There are two new Real-Time Virtual Support (RTVS) pathways available for BC healthcare providers supporting rural, remote and Indigenous communities who are seeking just-in-time advice and compassionate support.   CHARLiE – pediatrics (Child Health Advice in Real Time Electronically)  Through the Child Health Advice in Real Time Electronically (CHARLiE) pathway, rural physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses can reach out … Continue reading