A GP for Me, also known as Attachment, is an initiative aimed at ensuring a regular family doctor is available to everyone that wants one. Funded by Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health, A GP for Me is a province-wide program that will greatly benefit our community. Today, one in six residents of Vancouver don’t have a family doctor and 24,000 are looking for one unsuccessfully. Our Division is working actively to change that.
There are many benefits to attaching patients to a family doctor. The relationship that develops helps doctors treat more effectively and efficiently, which leads to healthier patients and reduced system costs. In recognition of so many people looking for a family doctor at a time when many are working at or above capacity, A GP for Me is a multi-year project. Our Division’s Board of Directors has developed a comprehensive plan on how to best implement this project in Vancouver’s unique and dynamic practice community. This plan includes an extensive consultation and engagement process with Vancouver family doctors that is taking place in 2014.
Essential elements to successfully achieving A GP for Me’s goals include:
Using a community development approach, the Division will invite residents, doctors and partners to engage in the process. As part of this, members will be given accurate, clear and useful information about the strategy, purpose, and overall benefits of implementing A GP for Me in Vancouver.
Several opportunities to participate in A GP for Me have been and will continue to be available to members. Two of the main ways doctors can participate are by:
Unified through the Division, family doctors are able to be a play a key role in this important evolution to our front-line health care system.
More information can be found on the GPSC website.
Doctor Registration for A GP for Me
If you’re a Vancouver GP and would like to register with the Vancouver Division of Family Practice and access the new GP for Me billing codes, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and say “Yes to A GP for Me” in the subject line.
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