Together, the members work to improve patient access to local primary care, increase local physicians’ influence on health care delivery and policy, and provide professional support for physicians.
In the News
Healthcare Committee in Fraser Northwest Seeking Patient Advisor
Be a partner in improving primary care in Fraser Northwest. Complete the online application to be considered. The Fraser Northwest PCN Steering Committee is a team of allied healthcare providers and individuals supporting the improvement of primary healthcare. The committee is seeking a patient advisor for a 2-year term. The advisor can be any age and must be a patient in the Fraser Northwest region or a caregiver/ family member of a patient in this region.
Pathways Community Services website launches for New Westminster & Tri-cities
Pathways is an online database that provides resources for patients and families regarding health and community services. Some of these include: Mental heath, low-cost and free counselling, child and youth services, parenting resources, victim services, seniors services, and so much more.
Coquitlam physician Dr. Kathleen Ross takes over as president of Doctors of BC
"Among one of the more innovative efforts she will be keeping an eye on is the establishment of new primary care networks that will link patients with services, including mental health and addictions, elder and pregnancy care." - Tri-City News
"Dr. Elizabeth Payne, who in her spare time loves to ski and kayak, is receiving the BC Family Doctor Award by the BC College of Family Physicians. She lives in Anmore but practices in Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. Recently, she retired after 40 years but still fills in at her former practice." - Tri-City News
“The primary-care network is our chance to work together to organize an often confusing primary-care system and create a more viable environment for family physicians to practise. We see primary-care networks as a means to achieve the shared goal of divisions and our partners: for everyone in the community to have access to primary care.” - Dr. Paras Mehta, Co-Chair