Sad News – Dr. Jim Thorsteinson

We are sad to let you know of Dr. Jim Thorsteinson’s unexpected death. He was an amazing leader, teacher, mentor, and clinician. He was dedicated to family medicine and a strong … Read More

Can individuals with hemochromatosis donate blood?

…from Canadian Blood Services People with hemochromatosis can donate blood, providing they meet all other Canadian Blood Services donor eligibility criteria.  Individuals with late complications from hemochromatosis such as liver cirrhosis or heart failure … Read More

Updated CATT Course For Medical Professionals

…from the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit  Medical professionals have a new tool to help them care for patients who have sustained a concussion. The Concussion Awareness Training Tool for … Read More

Nominate People and Projects That Made Health Care Better!

…from the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council Did your project improve how care is delivered? Do you know somebody whose passion for improving quality of care deserves recognition? Nominations … Read More

Draft Testosterone Testing Protocol – open for external review till July 31, 2018

The Testosterone Testing Protocol summarizes the appropriate use of serum testosterone testing in men and women aged ≥19 years. It is an updated version of Testosterone Testing – Protocol (2011). Key updates to the … Read More

President’s Message for BC Family Doctor Day

“He listens without judgement. She takes the time to know her patients. I leave her office feeling better. He encourages the patient to help themselves.” When the BC College of … Read More

BC Family Doctor Day highlights work of 6,500 family doctors

BC Family Doctor Day highlights work of 6,500 family doctors The provincial government has proclaimed May 19 as BC Family Doctor Day in honour of the work of more than … Read More

New Certificate of Added Competence Route – Deadline January 31, 2019

We are pleased to inform you that the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has opened a new, time-limited application process for physicians with added competence in four previously … Read More

Prevention in Hand

The Prevention in Hand (PiH) website has an attractive new interface that is also highly functional and easy to navigate.  The website has garnered an impressive 61,000 active users, 656 cross-links … Read More

Family Medicine Professional Profile

The BCCFP is pleased to share the Family Medicine Professional Profile – a position statement that defines the discipline of family medicine, describes the scope of practice and training for family … Read More