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 formed the basis of the My Family Doctor Cares campaign, which the BCCFP launched in order to sound the alarm on the family doctor crisis and advocate for changes to the system to allow recruitment and retention of more family doctors in the practice of family medicine.

The awareness and advocacy campaign has generated hundreds or news stories in recent months. See coverage highlights below:

Coverage Highlights

1. Global News, interview with Dr. Marjorie Docherty

2. CKNW 980 – Mornings with Simi, interview with Dr. Katrin Lovett 

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

27. CTV News, interview with Dr. Kathleen Ross

28. CBC News

29. Global News, Primary and Urgent Care Centres

30. CBC Listen, Interview with Dr. Rita McCracken and Camille Currie – Primary and Urgent Care Centres

31. CBC Listen, med students choosing family practice

32. Houston Today, interview with Dr. Onuora Odoh

33. CBC News

34. CTV News, day in the life with Dr. Nazia Niazi

35. CKNW 980 Weekend Mornings with Sterling Faux, Interview with Dr. David May

38. Infotel Kelowna, Interview with Dr. Marjorie Docherty

39. Infotel Kelowna, Quote from Dr. David May


40. Castanet, article by Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield

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