A GP for Me was a province-wide initiative funded jointly by the Government of BC and Doctors of BC to:
The six original A GP for Me strategies are now in operational mode and continue to strengthen the delivery of primary care. They are:
Eight Vancouver Island Divisions and Island Health have partnered to launch a VI Physician job opportunities portal whereby family physicians can quickly and easily connect with community information, job opportunities, and Recruitment Coordinators across the island.
Through Shared Care’s Partners in Care initiative, the Comox Valley Division of Family Practice is collaborating with Perinatal Services BC on an extensive project to assess maternity
care needs in our area and has created solutions to address some of the gaps.
At the core of this collaborative was an effort to receive input directly from women and families, family doctors, obstetricians, midwives and local perinatal care providers to ensure maternity patients have access to appropriate pre and postnatal care. During Phase I, the participants spent 70 hours engaging with 21 family physicians and specialists, 7 midwives, and 41 community partners and agencies.
Participants identified three areas for improvement:
Stay tuned for updates on Phase II and the next steps in this collaborative initiative.
DO THINK YOU ARE PREGNANT?
Visit the Comox Valley Maternity Care Pathway
to find out what steps you should take next »
Please click here to access information about the Community Navigator service available through doctor referral.
Island Health has partnered with Cerner to help create a system that will transform health care within Island Health and our community through creating a single health record for each Island Health resident. Read more>