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.
Doctors can now access simple and useful PSP screening and diagnostic tools in their EMRs. PSP has partnered with EMR vendors to provide clinical, patient, and community resources. These specialized tools help improve identification of patients with often under-diagnosed conditions such as chronic pain, adult mental health, child and youth mental health, heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. >