South Island Division of Family Practice

Board Updates



This past year has been one of trying times and frustrations, but a year that saw a large increase in member involvement and engagement as we worked together to submit our Primary Care Network Service Plans to the Ministry of Health.

Your Board and key physician leaders continued regular meetings with the Health Authority and Ministry of Health focused on the Patient Medical Home/Primary Care Network/Urgent Primary Care Centre planning.  This initiative is important and as we move forward we will rely on membership participation, our partners who we will continue to collaborate with, and our various communities to get this work done.  To this end, we encourage all Division members to become or remain involved in this important work.  Our mission is to provide the best care possible to our patients and communities, but also to improve the lives of our member family practitioners.

Over the next year, SIDFP will continue to work with you our members, other Divisions, Island Health and the Ministry of Health to improve coordination across the system and streamline patient access to community resources.

We assure members that the SIDFP will continue to provide a voice at both the provincial and local health tables.  The Board and staff will continue to reach out to you the members, through the bi-weekly e-bulletins, quarterly newsletters, and ongoing project and practice level engagements.  We need you, our members, to stay involved or become involved, as your voice will guide how we represent you.  Please consider joining a working group, coming to a Division event, or joining us at a Board meeting to see what is going on behind the scenes.


Dr. Vanessa Young, Dr. David Harrison & Dr. Emma Jones

Board Chair, Alternate Chair & Vice Chair