Provincial healthcare partners collaborate on vision, actions for rural and provincial primary care networks

  On January 27 – 29, multiple healthcare stakeholders partners – including those bringing perspectives of provincial policymakers, health administrators, health professionals, academics, and citizens and linked sectors (non-profits, and industry) – met to seek out areas of synergy and alignment for primary and community care integration in rural BC. … Continue reading

Rural locum conference to provide CME/CPD, forum for discussions about healthcare system

The Rural and Remote Divisions of Family Practice will be hosting a groundbreaking gathering for BC’s rural locum physicians on Saturday, February 28, 2015 in Nanaimo, BC. This educational and networking meeting will bring together rural locums from across the province to build relationships with other locums, members of BC’s … Continue reading

UBC’s Department of Emergency Medicine – supporting rural GPs through education and practice

Residents learn about airway management at the 2012 SRPC Rural and Remote Medical Course Dr. Jim Christenson, Head of UBC’s Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) and a long-time emergency physician, is fully aware of the challenges facing rural family physicians working in community emergency departments (EDs). “I think that rural … Continue reading

“I’ve never heard of you” – what does RCCbc do, exactly?

RCCbc engages directly with health care practitioners, rural communities, health authorities and policymakers We hear the same question every time we introduce ourselves: “RCCbc? Never heard of you. What do you do?” In the broadest sense, RCCbc coordinates existing rural health resources, information and services. We identify overlaps and gaps … Continue reading