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
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.
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.
The Delta Divison of Family Practice has identified four main strategies focused on three key areas. This 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 four strategic issues from as many members as possible in order to populate our strategy.
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.
Our physicians have identified needed supports for our growing elder population.
Recruitment and Retention
As our physician community ages, we must plan for retirements as well as a growing population that requires more physicians.
Education has been identified as an important part of our membership’s goals and we will create educational opportunities for our community that continue to “strengthen the arm of our GPs”.
Ensure access to timely, comprehensive, high-quality, sustainable health care in Delta through collaborative and collegial relationships within a healthy, engaged physician community.
An actively engaged, healthy community responsive to the needs of patients, providers, and the public.