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Welcome to the South Island Division

The South Island Division of Family Practice comprises members from the Saanich Peninsula communities of Central Saanich, Sidney and North Saanich, and the West Shore communities of Colwood, Langford, Metchosin, and Sooke.

The goal of the SIDFP is to provide the best health care possible for residents of the South Island region, as well as ongoing professional support for family physicians.

Together, South Island Division members are working to improve patient access to local primary care, increase local physicians' influence on health care delivery and policy, and create a community for family physicians. A collaborative and innovative approach to health care will strengthen family practice and patient care in South Island communities. Divisions of Family Practice is an initiative of the General Practice Services Committee (GPSC), a collaboration between Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health. The purpose of the Division is to provide a unique, collaborative, and innovative approach to patient care through a tripartite relationship between the Division, the Ministry, and Island Health.

UPDATED NOTICE - Island Health - Hepatitis A Exposure from Contaminated Pineapple Products

An investigation into hepatitis A virus in fresh pineapple chunks have since identified more products as potentially contaminated with Hepatitis A. The products implicated were sold at Overwaitea, Save-on-Foods and PriceSmart stores throughout BC, as well as Ferraro Foods in Trail, BC.  The products were Western Family brand, or unbranded, and all had a best before date of August 19, 2017.

- Pineapple chunks 198 g, 227g and 425g
- Peeled & cored pineapple 16oz
- Fruit salad 198g, 227g and 425g
- Citrus salad 226g

Please see attached MHO Newsletter for details.  Information is also available under Product Alerts on the Save-On-Foods website.

Peninsula Youth Health Clinic - Extended Further!

The Peninsula Youth Health Clinic located at Ocean Pier Medical Clinic in Sidney has extended its services due to the tremendous success of this pilot project.  The Peninsula Youth Clinic offers sexual, mental and physical health to peninsula youth.  This service is completely free, confidential and judgment free. Services available include prescriptions, pregnancy tests, birth control, sports injuries, and STI checks.  The clinic will be open every Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  For more information on the Peninsula Youth Health Clinic see attached or call/text 250.216.8389.

Changes to GPSC Fee Codes effective October 1, 2017

As most of you know the GPSC is changing/ simplifying the incentive fees October 1st to better align with team based care. They have some upcoming webinars in September, and have posted the slides and recording from the July webinars. The slides can be found here and the following link outlines when the next webinar is available. 

South Island Division of Family Practice - Notice of Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominations

The 2017 SIDFP Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday November 1st. There are two vacant seats on the board this year. Members are encouraged to participate in the election process and can access the Nomination and Application for Directorship forms on the website or they can be downloaded here. Deadline for nominations to the Board from the membership must be received by 4:00pm on Friday September 15, 2017.

Physician Connector > Connecting Family Practice with Island Health Community Services

A new physician connector phone line will be operational as of 8:30 am, Monday June 5th, 2017.  Island Health will ensure a continuous improvement team building process to allow the evolution of a robust service throughout the 6-month prototype period.  A letter and information was sent to all physicians.  If you have not received this information, please contact the office.
Your physicians colleagues discuss their experiences as South Island Division members and the benefits Division membership. As an organization that supports you, the family physician, the Division encourages a sense of community among physicians, provides a collective voice for physicians, supports continuing education by hosting educational courses, and facilitates knowledge and skills sharing around office efficiences.

The South Island boasts a spectacular natural beauty combined with all the suburban amenities you need. With outdoor activities accessible year round, the South Island is a fantastic place to live. The area also offers unique professional opportunities, including rural and suburban practices, attending privileges at Saanich Peninsula Hospital, access to large tertiary hospitals, and a diverse patient population

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If you are a physician practicing in the South Island, join the South Island Division of Family Practice now.

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