Delta Division of Family Practice

Our Impact

STRATEGIC PLAN 2019/2020

The Delta Divison of Family Practice has identified three primary strategies that will focus on securing local member supports and networks; Physicians Supporting Physicians, Physicians Influencing the System, and Community Networks.  The strategic plan was facilitated by the Board Chair and the Executive Director and evolved through face-to-face meetings with our membership.  We gathered the three strategic issues from as many members as possible in order to populate our strategy.  

MENTAL HEALTH

We continue to collaborate with our community partners in order to build and provide wrap-around team based care for patients dealing with mental health issues.

ELDER CARE

Delta Division partnered with Fraser Health, an assisted living residence, and other allied care providers to create the Health Hub to serve residents of Augustine House on site.  The Hub opened in June 2018 with the following goals:

  • reduce unnecessary emergency department visits
  • assist in early detection of “at risk” residents and prevent/delay the onset/deterioration of frailty
  • address high falls risk early on
  • improve access to multiple services in one location
  • enable residents to remain independent longer by fostering healthy aging by taking an active role in their health care

Supports include standardized risk self-assessment tools, geriatrician, assistance with medication management, enhanced home health supports, chronic disease management (such as COPD through Community Respiratory Services), and education.  Delta Division is the first in BC to launch a pilot project expanding on-site support at an assisted living residence. 

The Health Hub has expanded to include an independent living residence.  To learn more, please go to http://www.sharedcarebc.ca/results/success-stories/helping-seniors-stay-safe-healthy-and-independent-longer-0.

RECRUITMENT & RETENTION

As our physician community ages, we continue to plan for retirements as well as a growing population that requires more physicians. 

CME/EDUCATION

Education has been identified as an important part of our membership’s goals and we continue to create educational opportunities for our physicians and clinic staff.

COLLABORATIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE (CSC)

The Collaborative Services Committee (CSC) provides a forum for members of the Delta Division to meet with representatives from the Fraser Health Authority (FHA), General Practice Services Committee (GPSC), and Ministry of Health (MoH). The Intent of the CSC is to ensure strategic alignment, information sharing, and cooperation between partners in the development of innovation models of primary care patient services. Through this forum, South Delta was able to open a Rapid Access Clinic, allowing patients timely access to psychiatric consultations. 
 

GUIDELINES FOR COMMUNICATION

Through collaboration with community partners, the Division created the "Guidelines for Communications" document to enhance communication and information sharing between GPs and community partners. 

Delta Division’s Child/Youth Mental Health Substance Use Local Action Team (LAT), with assistance from a Privacy and Information Consultant, adapted the “Guidelines for Communications and Information Sharing Between GPs and Community Partners” for child/youth  mental health.  The document has been forwarded to the CYMHSU Collaborative Information Sharing System Working Group to be considered for use province wide.  It has also been requested by organizations such as the RCMP for use in northern communities.

A GP for Me

A GP for Me was a joint initiative of Doctors of BC and the Government of BC. Three GPs ​have been hired as a result of Delta Division's A GP for Me recruitment and retention initiative. 

A GP for Me Summary

Follow the link below for key accomplishments and impacts of Delta Division's work in the provincial A GP for Me initiative. 

A GP for Me - Accomplishments and Impacts