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 groundwork of family practice information. We suggest bookmarking this page—it will come in handy.

Child and Youth Mental Health Toolkits

Collaborative Mental Health Care provides detailed and easy-to-use guides for assessing and treating a variety of mental health conditions, as well as assisting with healthy child development. The site includes interactive games, videos, and apps that will help you learn more about development and mental health.

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 also compiled a list of Canadian medical associations and organizations that provide full practice guidelines for their specialties:

British Columbia:

Therapeutics Initiative (BC): Provides physicians and pharmacists with up-to-date, evidence-based information about prescription drugs. The TI is an independent organization, separate from government, the pharmaceutical industry and other vested interest groups.

Child Health BC: A network of health authorities, key child-serving ministries, health professionals and provincial partners dedicated to improving the health of British Columbia’s children and youth.

College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC: Regulates medical practice in BC to protect patients’ safety. The College ensures that physicians meet expected standards of practice and conduct.

Divisions of BC: Brings local and regional physicians together to address common health care goals. This initiative was designed to improve patient care, increase family physician’s influence on health care delivery and help you achieve a satisfying career. Working with other divisions helps create a stronger voice for physicians, while providing mutual support.

Doctors of BC: A group of physicians who champion engagement, collaboration and physician leadership to continuously ensure that BC’s health care system is working at its peak. This organization aims to create a social, economic and political climate that enables physicians to provide British Columbians with the highest standard of health care while achieving high professional satisfaction and fair economic reward.

General Practice Services Committee (GPSC): A joint initiative between the Doctors of BC and the BC Ministry of Health, the GSPC improves professional satisfaction for BC’s family physicians. The GPSC decision-making committee includes family doctors and health authorities.

Health Authorities of BC: The Ministry of Health works together with BC’s five regional health authorities and one provincial health authority to coordinate timely, high quality and accessible care for British Columbians. The five regional health authorities plan, govern and deliver health services within their geographic areas. To learn more, visit your local health authority’s website.

Rural Coordination Centre of BC: Coordinates various rural health resources to ensure BC has a comprehensive rural health plan. The Centre also educates rural physicians and their patients about health in their communities and advocates for rural medicine.

Society of General Practitioners of BC: Represents family practice at the Doctors of BC Board, The General Practitioner Services Committee (GPSC) and negotiations with government through Doctors of BC, as well as provincial committees.

UBC Continuing Professional Education (CPD): A team of medical education professionals dedicated to helping physicians across BC improve their knowledge, professional performance and technical skills. They offer regular courses, programs, resources and support to physicians and other health care practitioners across BC.

Canada-wide:

Patient Education

You can share these videos and online tools with your patients to help them manage their own health and achieve success. 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 achieve excellence 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)

The CMPA is a not-for-profit defence association governed by a council of Canadian physicians. It provides advice and assistance in case you encounter medico-legal difficulties and has resources to help you manage risk and practice safer medical care.

APPs

These apps 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 great for emergency situations and for staying up-to-date on the go.

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Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral for Alcohol-Related Risks

This site provides various easy-to-use risk assessment tools, and it will help you to identify and work with patients who drink alcohol beyond low-risk consumption levels, from your first introduction to the final follow up.