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.
the Provincial Language Service’s pilot project. The services are voluntary and at no cost to you.
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.
We experienced tremendous demand for the CBT Skills Group pilot, impacting our community with over 400 patient referrals received and processed. Participants in the program acknowledged its importance, "I am finding this group very helpful. It's the only thing after 2 years of being off work that is actually helping me recognize what's happening and making changes in the right direction", participant, CBT Skill Group pilot. This initial pilot year, which is currently concluding, has been a great success, establishing 5 family doctors and 2 psychiatrists as trained CBT Skills Groups facilitators in Vancouver.
The Residential and Frail Elder Care Committee’s Serious Illness Conversations CME event, held March 6th, was a resounding success. The session sold out to 40 registrants and received an Overall Workshop Rating evaluation of 94%. The evening provided a background and overview of the "Serious Illness Guide" developed by Ariadne Labs, focusing on best practices for implementation. A patient perspective presented a very powerful start to the evening, with all speakers and facilitators impressed with the impact of the event.
"Given their longitudinal, trusted role within the lives of patients, family doctors are central to ensuring serious illness conversations are happening earlier and more often. Serious illness conversations empower patient’s by respecting both the patient’s personhood and dignity, principles held in common with family medicine. The conversations ensure the care the patient receives is consistent with their own value and beliefs leading to improvements in a patient’s quality of life, and decreased family distress."- Serious Illness Conversations event speaker, Dr. Tim Sakaluk, Medical Director Vancouver Home Hospice Palliative Care Service and Vancouver Home Health
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.
The Vancouver Division's Recruitment & Retention team works with clinics to help them recruit for locum and permanent coverage. Whether it's a few weeks or a couple of months you're looking to take off, let us know and we can help you recruit for a physician to fill the position! If you're interested in expanding your recruitment efforts, please contact the Recruitment and Retention team today.
The Division receives requests from external organizations looking for GP input or participation on various projects. Time commitment varies, ranging from an one-time interview to ongoing participation in a working group. GPs are remunerated at the sessional rate. Please complete this form to be on the mailing list to receive new project opportunities and emails on how to sign up and apply for a position.