Real-Time Virtual Support Program Featured at Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians National Grand Rounds

“Virtual providers” with the Real-Time Virtual Support (RTVS) pathways provide free and friendly advice to physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and midwives in rural, remote and First Nations communities across British Columbia (BC). Since their launch in response to the COVID-19 pandemic last year, RTVS pathways are fast replacing old barriers … 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

How can Quality Team Coaching strengthen your rural health care team?

Both coaching and quality improvement are popular topics of conversation in healthcare settings in BC at the moment; however, many offerings available to BC providers focus on individual coaching or quality within teams and projects. Despite the movement in rural healthcare towards both interprofessional team-based care and quality evaluation in health care, few programs coach highly effective … Continue reading

Terrace Women’s Wellness Group recognized with 2020 BC Rural Health Award

RCCbc is pleased to announce that the Terrace Women’s Wellness Group – which provides support for women’s reproductive health in BC’s Pacific Northwest – is the recipient of the 2020 Award of Excellence for Team-based Rural Maternity Care. This interprofessional team consists of Ob/Gyns, Drs. Dawid Janse van Rensburg and Kirsti Ziola, family physicians Drs. Carla … Continue reading

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

  This past January 27-29, a Provincial Health Care Partners’ Planning Retreat was collaboratively planned by BC’s Joint Collaborative Committees (JCCs), the General Practice Services Committee (GPSC), the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), and the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc). Using an appreciative inquiry (AI) approach within the health … Continue reading