On April 12, the BCCFP released the results of updated public and member polling that explores the state of family medicine in BC.

The research found that almost one million British Columbians don’t have, and can’t get a family doctor. Of those who do have a family doctor, 40% are worried that they will lose them to office closures or retirement.

The research generated more than 90 news stories in media across the province, including Global News, Vancouver Sun, The Province, The Globe and Mail, CKNW Radio, and Times Colonist, among others.

This page will be updated throughout the My Family Doctor Cares campaign to highlight media coverage and keep members up-to-date. 

Coverage Highlights

1. Global News, interview with Dr. Marjorie Docherty

2. CKNW 980 – Mornings with Simi, interview with Dr. Katrin Lovett (starts at 11:12 mark)


3. CKNW 980, The Jill Bennet Show, interview with Dr. Marjorie Docherty


4. Global News, interview with Dr. Birinder Narang

5. Global News, interview with Dr. Tahmeena Ali.

6. The Times Colonist, reference to BCCFP research

7. Vancouver Sun, interview with Dr. David May

8. CBC, reference to BCCFP research

9. The Province, reference to the number of British Columbians without a family doctor

10. The Toronto Star, national coverage featuring the College of Family Physicians of Canada

11. CBC, A crisis in care: audio series examining Victoria’s family doctor shortage

12. CBC, policy review in BC with reference to BCCFP research

13. The Current, interview with Camille Currie (starts at 1:37)

15. CKNW 980 – Mornings with Simi, interview with Dr. Birinder Narang

16. CTV News, comparison of primary care in Alberta and BC

17. The Georgia Straight, an open letter to Minister Adrian Dix from family physicans in their first five years of practice

20. New Westminster Record, reference to BCCFP Research

21. The Abbotsford News, interview with Dr. Astrid Wells

22. Pique News, interview with Dr. Karin Kausky

23. Infotel Kelowna, reference to BCCFP research

24. The Tyee, references BCCFP

25. The Delta Optimist, interview with Dr. Kanwar Sidhu

25. Global News, Interview with Dr. Birinder Narang

26. Energetic City, MLA Dan Davies

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