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

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

Share your stories at the Rural Patient Transport Open Sessions

Dr. Trina Larsen Soles, RCCbc’s Lead for Patient Transport, invites any interested rural physicians to a recurring open session for discussions of Rural Patient Transport every second Tuesday, beginning August 18. The sessions will be moderated by Dr. Jel Coward – Dr. Larsen-Soles and other Transport leaders will be available to meet with interested rural physicians and others wishing to … Continue reading

Report from the BC Rural and First Nations Health and Wellness Summit now available

At the June 2020 BC Rural and First Nations Health and Wellness Summit, participants were asked to contribute their thoughts, hopes, and ideas on how we might collectively strengthen rural healthcare in British Columbia.   Those ideas and recommendations for “Collective Actions for Positive Radical Change” are collected and summarized in the report for the summit which … Continue reading

RCME Community Program summer newsletter now available

The RCME Community Program team has officially implemented 66 of the 101 eligible RSA communities into the new program. To learn more about the activities of this group – including how to apply for SPIFI (Specialist, Sub-specialist, Indigenous, and Funding for Innovation), read the latest program newsletter now (PDF).