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 of 35 divisions within BC, our membership of more than 1,000 family doctors represents 92% of the practicing family doctors in Vancouver and 20% in our Province.
With proven success in facilitating member-driven initiatives, we are well positioned to provide leadership and support to the physician-led, collaborative work that has begun in primary care system change.
The Clinical Dropbox Tool will close in September, and we encourage all members to now access Pathways as your one-stop shop for specialist referral information as well as useful clinical resources and tools. If you are not using Pathways, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an access code or with questions. All updated resources from Dropbox are on Pathways, however if you do want to download resources from the Dropbox tool, please see this Dropbox Tip Sheet. For a short video presentation of the Resources section of Pathways click here.
After a successful pilot phase, the seven CBT Skills Groups physician facilitators will now begin hosting groups on their own. Groups will be on an ongoing basis, with staggered starts over the next few months. To refer to this 8 week psycho-educational program that targets patients with low to moderate severity of anxiety and depression, as well as other lower acuity mental health diagnoses, please contact Justin Ho.
The Patient Attachment Initiative has matched 6,000+ unattached patients to GPs in Vancouver. Currently, more capacity to match well-supported patients with mental health symptoms is needed. GPs who are able to accept even one patient per month or who are interested in learning more about this program 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's GP Support Team is here to support you! If you are a GP with an established patient panel who is looking to move your practice and patients to a new clinic, let us know and we can discuss your options. For information please contact the Recruitment and Retention team.
Your 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 you. Click here for more information and instructions.