The Vancouver Division of Family Practice is a not-for-profit society funded by the Government of British Columbia and Doctors of BC, and works in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health, British Columbia Ministry of Health, Providence Health Care, and other community organizations. Our mission is to improve the primary care system in Vancouver for the benefit of our patients and members alike.
As the largest provincial division, membership of more than 1,000 family doctors represents 92% of the practicing family doctors in Vancouver and 25% of physicians in the Province.
Click here to download the VDoFP Annual Report and learn about the work being done at Vancouver Division.
With the goal of better supporting improved access to care and quality of care for patients, the GPSC has introduced changes to some physician incentive fees. The majority of changes came into effect as of October 1, with additional changes as of January 1, 2018. For information on recent changes to the GPSC incentives, visit the GPSC website.
The Division has signed up for members to access on-demand phone interpreting services as part of the Provincial Language Service’s pilot project. The services are voluntary and at no cost to VDoFP members. Your toll free number and access information are:
TFN: 1 844 350 8224 | Access Code: 3894
Click here to view and download a quick reference for access, FAQ of the service, a list of languages offered, a point-to-language card, and the terms of service details which have been agreed to.
The Vancouver Division and VCH Community Palliative Program are collaborating to provide urgently needed end-of-life primary care for patients. Physicians are needed for the two patient categories as outlined here If you are interested or would like more information, please email Catherine Addison.
Due to upcoming physician retirement there are some exciting new opportunities within our Residential Care facility community! Are you interested in the challenging, diverse and impactful work of providing care for the frail elderly? Do you want to be a part of a physician community as well as an interdisciplinary team dedicated to best practice care? If so, our Residential Care Initiative program team can support you with Residential Care facility matching and a paid mentorship to get you started. Mentorship remuneration: sessional payment for 1 hour orientation meeting, and up to six 1 hour meetings with your mentor, as needed. At the end of the mentorship process you will be given a group of residents at your matched facility as a permanent panel. You will also be eligible for the Residential Care Initiative funds to augment your fee for service billing. For information email Jaimie Ashton.
The Vancouver Division Recruitment & Retention team works closely with over 85 clinics to determine their locum and permanent placement needs. We visit each and every clinic so we can provide an accurate representation of the clinic, the amenities and local community. We post clinic opportunities online at locums.ca, SGP and Health Match BC and also share individually with our internal pool of interns. This past year, we matched physicians to over 200 locum and permanent placements. If you are in need of a locum or permanent physician to join your clinic, please contact the Recruitment and Retention team.