Up-to-date Prescription Information
The Therapeutics Education Collaboration was established to provide family physicians with evidence-based, practical information about prescription drug therapy. The Collaboration’s website contains a series of interesting pod casts exploring issues in prescription medication, and quick summaries of each episode’s conclusion.
Speak with a Specialist in Minutes
Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise Care (RACE) helps you care for your patients’ specific health concerns by giving you direct phone access to any specialist. All specialists can be reached through the same telephone number, and usually take just a few minutes to get to the phone.
Number: 604.696.2131 or toll-free 1.877.696.2131
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Billing Code: 14018 for an immediate general practice telephone conference with a specialist.
CPFC-Endorsed Clinical Resources
To provide a central resource of reliable information, the CFPC has endorsed these clinical practice tools, forms, and checklists. They make up a comprehensive package of resources that will help you refresh or better understand specific skills within family medicine.
You can also search our database of articles, policy statements, and other documents by keyword. Simply visit our Resources for Health Professionals page.
Clinical Practice Guidelines
BC’s clinical practice guidelines can be found on the Government of BC website.
You can also access the clinical practice guidelines databases for all of Canada, the US, and the United Kingdom.
We have compiled a list of Canadian medical associations and organizations that provide full practice guidelines for their specialties:
- Therapeutics Initiative (BC)
- Child Health BC
- College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
- Divisions of BC
- Doctors of BC
- General Practice Services Committee
- Health Authorities of BC
- Rural Coordination Centre of BC
- Society of General Practitioners of BC
- UBC CPD
- Canadian Association of Radiologists
- Canadian Cardiovascular Society
- Canadian Diabetes Association
- Canadian Hypertension Society
- Canadian Ophthalmological Society
- Canadian Paediatric Society
- Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care
- Canadian Thoracic Society
- Cancer Care Ontario Program in Evidence-based Care
- Collège des médecins du Québec
- College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba
- College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
- Hypertension Canada
- National Advisory Committee on Immunization
- National Pain Centre (McMaster University)
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
- Société québécoise d’hypertension artérielle
- Thrombosis Canada
- Toward Optimized Practice Program (Alberta)
As patients turn to the Internet more frequently to help manage their own health, you can help ensure that the information they access is reliable. Share these videos and online tools with your patients to help them achieve their health goals. Resources include descriptive videos about alcohol misuse, patient networking websites, specific health agency sites for patients struggling with disease, and many others.
Quality Book of Tools
The Quality Book of Tools is a resource to help you hone and test your skills as a family doctor. You can assess your professionalism and helpfulness through an evaluation system made up of eight categories: patient-centeredness, equity, timeliness and accessibility, safety, effectiveness of clinical practice, efficiency, integration and continuity, and appropriate practice resources.
Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
Should you encounter medico-legal issues at any point in your practice, the CMPA is ready to provide advice and assistance in managing your case. Through the CMPA, you can also access resources for managing risk and practicing safer medical care.
To help you stay up-to-date on BCCFP conference and event topics from around the province, we’ve posted a number of videos from past events. Videos include new and interesting presentations from the highly acclaimed Family Medicine Conference, roadshows and more.
These apps, though not all free to download, will give you instant, portable access to many of your most-used resources in a format that is interactive and easy-to-read on your phone. They are particularly useful for emergency situations.
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