To form a division, family physicians must have a practice or
participate in a network that provides comprehensive care. Physicians
must have an interest in working as partners with their Health
Authority, the GPSC and the Ministry of Health to make changes at both
the practice level and the health system level.
Membership in a division is open to all family physicians in a community. In order to be viable, each division should have the participation of the majority of family physicians in their community.
The six stages of development are:
Divisions are incorporated as non-profit societies to give them the legal status necessary to sign contracts and/or hold funds to carry out the programs in their communities. They do not duplicate roles and responsibilities of a health authority.
This summary presents key items discussed by the GPSC Visioning Steering Committee (VSC) at the June 9 meeting to inform local divisions of family practice and family physicians about the process. >
The GPSC is continuing to accept applications until June 1, 2015 for its Maternity Care for BC (MC4BC) program. Family physicians interested in training and for support for low-risk maternity services are encouraged to participate in the program, which offers mentorship, hands-on experience, and financial support. >