Upcoming changes to Family Medicine Residency Training
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has undertaken an initiative referred to as the Outcomes in Training Project (OTP) which involves modifications to the training of Family Medicine … Read More
Nominations open for the 2023 Medical Student Scholarships
Do you know an outstanding student who graduated from UBC’s Doctor of Medicine (MD) undergraduate program this year? Each year, the BCCFP awards a $1,000 Medical Student Scholarship to two … Read More
BC Family Physicians needed for a survey of cholesterol screening and management practices in children aged 9-11
BC Children’s Hospital and UBC, led by research team Dr. Stephanie Glegg, Dr. Kevin Harris, and master’s student Venessa Thorsen, are inviting family physicians in BC to complete a 5–10-minute, … Read More
Happy Family Doctor Day!
In line with World Family Doctor Day, we send an annual request to the Government of BC to proclaim May 19 as BC Family Doctor Day. Family physicians are the … Read More
BC Government proclaims May 19 as BC Family Doctor Day for sixth year
Since 2018, the Government of British Columbia have accepted our annual request to proclaim May 19 as BC Family Doctor Day. Family physicians are the foundation of our health care … Read More
The Chilliwack Progress celebrates Dr. Paul Graham as recipient of the My Family Doctor Award in Fraser Health authority
Chilliwack doctor wins award from BC College of Family Physicians
Celebrating our 2023 award recipients!
Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s BCCFP Awards! Without exception, the nominations were full of admiration and gratitude, making clear what an incredible difference family physicians and family medicine … Read More
Family Doctor Day 2023: Send your family physician an e-card to celebrate!
Family Doctor Day, proclaimed in BC and worldwide, recognizes and celebrates the incredible work of family physicians. If you would like to wish your family physician a Happy Family Doctor … Read More
Thank you to all 2023 Dinner with Docs participants
This spring, we welcomed over 150 UBC medical students who took the opportunity to learn about the experience of being a family physician during our annual Dinner with Docs series. … Read More
Leaders Dinner 2023: Dr. Rebekah Eatmon announced as keynote speaker
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Rebekah Eatmon, family physician and BCCFP Indigenous Physician Lead, will be the keynote speaker at the BCCFP Leaders Dinner in Vancouver on May … Read More
Post-COVID-19 Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Network update
The Post-COVID-19 Interdisciplinary Clinical Care Network (PC-ICCN) is evolving its model of care to best support people living with long COVID. As part of this work, the regional Post-COVID Recovery … Read More
Submit your BCCFP award nominations by tomorrow (March 31) at 9am!
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to nominate their incredible family doctor or family medicine colleague! We’ve received a record number of nominations since we launched this … Read More
Match Day 2023: Congratulations to our new Family Practice residents!
Today is Match Day for all the new resident doctors of BC! A special congratulations and warm welcome to this year’s new Family Practice residents at the University of British … Read More
Awards nominations: One month remaining!
With all nominations due Friday, March 31, there’s now just four weeks left to nominate your incredible family doctor or family medicine colleague! If you’re a patient, you can nominate … Read More
BCCFP statement on the bilateral health care funding agreement
On March 1, 2023, the Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia announced an agreement in principle that will invest $27.47 billion in federal funding over 10 years … Read More
The Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine is seeking reviewers for team-based care grants
After an open call for proposals ending February 21, the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAMF) have received a higher than expected number of applications for the Workplace Integrated Demonstration … Read More
Dinner with Docs registration now open to medical students
We’re inviting UBC medical students to an evening of informal, small group discussion with family physicians from across the province. We have two confirmed dates for our annual Dinner with Docs event: March 9 from … Read More
Residents Appreciation Week 2023
Help us celebrate Resident Doctors Appreciation Week (February 6 – 10 2023) by nominating an incredible UBC Family Practice resident for one of our Residents Awards. Nominations are due by … Read More
New videos added to the Virtual Examination CPD series
To help family physicians maximize their skills in providing high quality, virtually delivered care, we partnered with UBC’s Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) to create the video series … Read More
LFP payment model: Dr. Justine Spencer live on Global News
BCCFP President Dr. Justine Spencer joined Sonia Sunger on Global News Morning BC and Simi Sara on CKNW 980 this morning (February 2) to discuss the launch of the new … Read More
Statement on Bill 36 – the Health Professions and Occupations Act
On November 24, 2022, Bill 36 – the Health Professions and Occupations Act was passed into law, replacing the existing Health Professions Act and bringing significant change to the province’s oversight … Read More
Update on the launch of the Longitudinal Family Physician (LFP) Payment Model
On October 31, 2022, the Longitudinal Family Physician Payment (LFP) Model was announced. The new payment model promises to provide more equitable remuneration for family physicians and better recognition of … Read More
Cultural Safety and Humility grants – January 19 deadline extension
The deadline for Cultural Safety and Humility grant applications has been extended to 11pm on January 19, 2023. The grants support family physicians to continue or initiate new culturally safe practices and up … Read More
Launching the 2023 BCCFP awards and honours program
Help us celebrate the incredible work of family physicians across British Columbia by nominating a deserving family doctor or colleague for a BCCFP Award. There is the patient-nominated My Family Doctor Award, … Read More
Cultural Safety and Humility grants reminder
The BC College of Family Physicians (BCCFP) is awarding up to seven members a grant of $5000 each for Cultural Safety and Humility projects in the new year. The deadline to submit … Read More
Happy Holidays from the BCCFP
From the BCCFP Board of Directors, we wish you and your loved ones a safe and restful holiday period. Please note that the office will close on December 23, 2022 … Read More
Former GPSC now named Family Practice Service Committee (FPSC)
On December 6, the former General Practice Service Committee (GPSC) announced that their name had changed to Family Practice Service Committee (FPSC) to “reflect [the] general shift away from the term … Read More
Introducing the BCCFP’s new Officers
BCCFP Board Officers 2022/23 The BCCFP welcomes Dr. Justine Spencer as President for the 2022/23 year. Dr. Spencer is joined by Dr. Vincent Wong as Vice President, Dr. Marjorie Docherty as Secretary … Read More
Apply for a BCCFP Cultural Safety and Humility Grant
Applications for the new CS&H Grant Cycle being accepted until Jan 15, 2023 Family physicians are once again invited to apply for funding to support culturally safe practices. Read more … Read More
Dr. David May discusses options for parents who can’t find children’s pain medication
Can’t find children’s Tylenol in Kamloops, Okanagan? Here are some options | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan’s News Source (infotel.ca)
A Year in Review – Upcoming AGM and Annual Report
As the 2021/22 year culminates, we are taking a look back at the work that the BCCFP and our members have achieved over the past year. AGM Members are invited … Read More
Voting opens for new Physician Master Agreement
Voting is now open to ratify the proposed Physician Master Agreement (PMA). The 2022 PMA is a three-year contract that, if ratified, would be in effect from April 1, 2022 … Read More
Family Doctor Tips on Caring for Children with Respiratory Symptoms
Most respiratory illness in children, including colds, influenza, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) and COVID-19 can be managed at home without the need for prescription medications. However, in some cases, it … Read More
Statement Re: New Payment Model for Family Medicine
Earlier today, the province and Doctors of BC announced a new payment model for family physicians, as well as a tentative Physician Master Agreement (PMA). The Longitudinal Family Physician Payment … Read More
Meet our Candidates – 2022 Board of Directors Election
Voting has opened for our Board of Directors election and runs until November 17 at 9:00 am PST. There are three positions up for election, each with a term of … Read More
Registration open for the November 24, 2022 AGM with keynote speaker, Dr. Sarah Smith
Register now for BCCFP’s 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) that will take place via videoconference on November 24, 2022 at 6:00 pm. We are excited to welcome family physician and … Read More
Cultural Safety & Humility Webinar: Contraception Coercion
On September 29, Dr. Elder Roberta Price, and Dr. Rebekah Eatmon, BCCFP ’s Indigenous Physician Lead hosted the third in a series of webinars on Cultural Safety & Humility. Guest … Read More
B.C. deal for doctors expected to include better compensation model
BCCFP Vice President, Dr. Justine Spencer on better compensation models for family physicians in the province. B.C. deal for doctors expected to include better compensation model
BCCFP Medical Student Conference 2022
The BC College of Family Physicians (BCCFP) is pleased to invite all medical students in BC to the 2022 Virtual Medical Student Conference on Saturday October 22, 2022 from 9:00 … Read More
BCCFP Commemorates Second Annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Today, the BCCFP joins people across Canada in commemorating the second annual National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. It is a day for us to commemorate the history and ongoing … Read More
Cultural Safety & Humility Grant Recipients Announced
On the occasion of National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, we are pleased to announce the recipients of our first intake of Cultural Safety and Humility grants. Seven projects from … Read More
CMA reports family physicians have highest rate of burnout among physicians
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) conducts a national survey every three to four years to monitor health and wellness trends among physicians in Canada. In a report released last week, … Read More
Register for our upcoming Cultural Safety Webinar – Sept 29 at 7 pm
Contraception Coercion: How do we ensure informed, coercion-free, prior shared decision making in our busy practices? Join Dr. Rebekah Eatmon (BCCFP Indigenous Physician Lead) and Dr. Unjali Malhotra (FNHA Medical … Read More
Ministry announces $118 million in stabilization funding
Earlier today, the Ministry of Health and Doctors of BC announced $118 million in stabilization funding to help family doctors in BC address the rising costs of doing business. An update … Read More
Despite promise of new med school, no end in sight to the family doctor crisis
BCCFP President, Dr. David May, on the delay of the promised SFU medical school, and why the family doctor crisis will not end as long as family docs remain undervalued … Read More
Register for the 2022 CFPC Family Medicine Forum
Don’t miss this opportunity to connect, learn, and experience FMF – Canada’s largest family medicine conference! Register for the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s upcoming Family Medicine Forum (FMF). … Read More
BCCFP responds to Canadian Senate Report on Forced and Coerced Sterilization of Persons in Canada
The federal government should compensate and apologize to all people who were subjected to forced and coerced sterilization, the Senate Committee on Human Rights said in a report released Thursday, … Read More
Statement on the Premiers Meeting
Access to a family doctor is fundamental to a sustainable, functioning health care system On May 19, 2022, the BC College of Family Physicians (BCCFP) met with legislators in Victoria … Read More
Doctor crisis: How much does it cost to become a family doctor?
BIV interview with Dr. David May, President of BCCFP
B.C.’s healthcare system feeling effects of previous cuts
Opinion piece by Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconcilation, Murray Rankin
No magic pill to cure North Shore family doctor shortage
There are about 8,000 people on a waiting list for a GP on the North Shore right now, and likely many more searching for a family doctor. Every month the … Read More
Thank you, Family Medicine graduates
Thank you, Family Medicine grads! As family physicians, you are the foundation of healthcare. Your residency during COVID has been especially difficult, as you’ve had to adapt to rapidly changing … Read More
B.C.’s Urgent Primary Care Centre plan not working say MLA
Read more from MLA Renee Merrifield
The BCCFP responds to the recent New-to-Practice contract proposal
The government’s recent efforts to address some of the issues facing family medicine graduates shows that they get the magnitude of the problems. But in failing to consult with new … Read More
BCCFP advocacy campaign puts family medicine crisis in the spotlight
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 … Read More
Kamloops family still hoping for family doctor after eight years
Read the quote from Dr. David May & the full article on Infotel Kelowna.
Why thousands of Thompson-Okanagan residents can’t find a family doctor
Infotel Kelowna, interview with Dr. Marjorie Docherty, a Kelowna physician who has been practicing family medicine in Canada since 1985.
Celebrating Leadership and Advocacy in Family Medicine
As the heart of family medicine in BC, the BCCFP was delighted to bring together many of our province’s emerging and seasoned family physician leaders at this week’s Leaders Dinner. … Read More
BC Green Party leader to travel the province to discuss healthcare
Read more: ‘The people in this province are suffering’: BC Greens launch health-care tour
What can we do to get more family doctors in BC? (CAPACITY CRISIS – BC’s Healthcare System)
CKNW 980 Weekend Mornings with Sterling Faux, Interview with Dr. David May
These med students want to become family doctors. B.C.’s compensation model is making them think twice
The thought of running a business while caring for patients is ‘incredibly daunting,’ one student says. Read more on CBC News.
Houston family doctor sounds alarm on family medicine crisis
Research shows almost 1 million British Columbians without a family doctor. Read the full article.
The daily ‘marathon’: A rare first-hand look at B.C. family doctors’ workload
CTV News, day in the life with Dr. Nazia Niazi
The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn – May 30, 2022
Read more:CBC Listen, med students choosing family practice.
Short-staffed urgent and primary care centres are failing to fix B.C.’s family doctor crisis, critics say
Some say province’s 26 UPCCs are only contributing to health-care staffing issues. Read more on CBC News.
BC NDP faces pressure over staffing crunch at urgent and primary care centres
View more: Global News, Primary and Urgent Care Centres
BC Today with Michelle Eliot
CBC Listen: Interview with Dr. Rita McCracken and Camille Currie – Primary and Urgent Care Centres
Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of the Kamloops Residential School Findings
This week marks one year since the Secwépemc Nation’s announcement of the discovery of unmarked graves on the former Kamloops Indian Residential School site. They are believed to hold the … Read More
How a ‘Band-Aid’ urgent care strategy contributed to B.C.’s primary care crisis
CTV News, interview with Dr. Kathleen Ross.
BCCFP Tells Government that Family Doctors Deserve to be Heard
On May 19, the BCCFP recognized BC Family Doctor Day by taking a group of 50+ family doctors to meet with government. We were there to ensure they understand that … Read More
Delta doctor sounds alarm on family physician crisis
Watch The Delta Optimist’s interview with Dr. Kanwar Sidhu.
Kamloops woman among almost a million people in B.C. without a family doctor
Read the full article on Infotel Kelowna.
Health Matters: World Family Doctor Day and what’s causing severe hepatitis cases among children?
Watch the Global News interview with Dr. Birinder Narang.
MLA Dan Davies: One in five British Columbians do not have a family doctor
Nearly one million people in British Columbia are without a family doctor, and those in the Peace region are no exception. Read the full article on Energetic City.
Is the Doctor In? BC Can’t Say for Sure
FOI documents highlight the large number of patients without access to primary care. Read the full article on The Tyee.
BCCFP Recognizes recipients of 2022 Family Doctor Awards
Ahead of BC Family Doctor Day on May 19, we are excited to announce the recipients of this year’s BCCFP annual awards. We received a record number of nominations again this year, … Read More
Opinion: Here’s why family doctors in B.C. are burning out
Read the full article in New Westminster Record, which reference BCCFP Research.
Trouble finding a family doctor in the Tri-Cities? Here’s why.
View the full article on Tricity News.
Chilliwack doctor sounding the alarm over B.C. crisis in family medicine
Read more on The Abbotsford News interview with Dr. Astrid Wells.
Whistler doctor sounds alarm on growing physician shortage
With only one full-service clinic remaining, Dr. Karin Kausky calls for more provincial support. Read Pique News‘ interview with Dr. Karin Kausky.