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
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
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
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
BIV interview with Dr. David May, President of BCCFP
Opinion piece by Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconcilation, Murray Rankin
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 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
Read more from MLA Renee Merrifield
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
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
Read the quote from Dr. David May & the full article on Infotel Kelowna.
Infotel Kelowna, interview with Dr. Marjorie Docherty, a Kelowna physician who has been practicing family medicine in Canada since 1985.
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
Read more: ‘The people in this province are suffering’: BC Greens launch health-care tour
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.
Research shows almost 1 million British Columbians without a family doctor. Read the full article.
CTV News, day in the life with Dr. Nazia Niazi
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.
View more: Global News, Primary and Urgent Care Centres
CBC Listen: Interview with Dr. Rita McCracken and Camille Currie – Primary and Urgent Care Centres
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
CTV News, interview with Dr. Kathleen Ross.
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
Watch The Delta Optimist’s interview with Dr. Kanwar Sidhu.
Read the full article on Infotel Kelowna.
Watch the Global News interview with Dr. Birinder Narang.
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.
FOI documents highlight the large number of patients without access to primary care. Read the full article on The Tyee.
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
Read the full article in New Westminster Record, which reference BCCFP Research.
View the full article on Tricity News.
Read more on The Abbotsford News interview with Dr. Astrid Wells.
With only one full-service clinic remaining, Dr. Karin Kausky calls for more provincial support. Read Pique News‘ interview with Dr. Karin Kausky.
May 19 is BC Family Doctor Day. On May 19 we’re meeting with government in Victoria to find solutions for the crisis impacting our profession, our patients, and the 1-in-5 … Read More
Richmond News: Younger doctors are largely rejecting the old family practice model, not wanting to practice medicine and run a business.
The Georgia Straight provides an open letter to Minister Adrian Dix from family physicians in their first five years of practice.
Hundreds of family doctors accepting new patients in Alberta as nearly a million British Columbians without
View CTV News full comparison of primary care in Alberta and BC.
Listen to the full CKNW 980 – Mornings with Simi interview with Dr. Birinder Narang.
The British Columbia government has once again proclaimed May 19 BC Family Doctor Day. Click on the image above to read the full proclamation. BC Family Doctor Day is our … Read More
Nearly 900,000 British Columbians don’t have a family doctor, leaving walk-in clinics and ERs swamped
Read the full article on The Globe and Mail.
The Current, interview with Camille Currie, who recently lost her family physician, about how she’s dealing with the shortage.
In 1991, B.C. had more family doctors than it needed. So why are so many residents unable to find one now?
View CBC‘s policy review in BC with reference to BCCFP research.
View The Toronto Star‘s national coverage featuring the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
View the full report on The Province, where they reference the number of British Columbians without a family doctor.
Join the hundreds of British Columbians who have written letters to their MLAs to let them know about the value they place on family doctors and the almost 1 million … Read More
View more on Global News, to watch the interview with Dr. Birinder Narang.
Listen to the full recording of CBC‘s “A crisis in care: audio series examining Victoria’s family doctor shortage.”
Almost a million B.C. residents have no family doctor. Many blame the province’s fee-for-service system
Read more: CBC references the BCCFP research in this article.
The Times Colonist address the BCCFP research in their article while British Columbia’s doctor shortage continues.
View the full article on Global News where they interview Dr. Tahmeena Ali.
CKNW 980, The Jill Bennet Show, interviews Dr. Marjorie Docherty regarding the doctor shortage in B.C.
Advocacy toolkit available to help you advocate on behalf of increased support for family medicine One of the most impactful ways for you to get involved is to engage with … Read More
CKNW 980 – Mornings with Simi interviews Dr. Katrin Lovett.
Poll suggests many British Columbians are worried about losing their family doctor and not being able to find a new one
View Vancouver Sun‘s full interview with Dr. David May on the struggle to find a family doctor in British Columbia.
Watch Global News‘ interview with Dr. Marjorie Docherty.
The BCCFP has released new research findings that sound the alarm on the state of family medicine in BC. In a position paper released April 12, the BCCFP found that … Read More
Family Physicians Share Experience With Students at Dinner With Docs Despite not being able to meet in person again this year, more than 100 UBC medical students took the opportunity to … Read More
Nomination deadline – March 31! Help us celebrate the incredible work of family physicians across British Columbia by encouraging nominations for the 2022 BCCFP Awards. The awards program recognizes excellence … Read More
The BCCFP has committed to advocating for culturally safe health care and demonstrating anti-racist approaches to address health equity. The BCCFP Cultural Safety and Humility Grants Program (CS&H Grants) aims … Read More
The BC College of Family Physicians (BCCFP) is deeply saddened by the the discovery of 93 unmarked graves at the site of a former B.C. residential school in Williams Lake. … Read More
Cultural Safety and Humility in Family Medicine Series Session 2 – March 3, 2022 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm REGISTER HERE BCCFP’s Indigenous Physician Lead, Dr. Rebekah Eatmon, and Dr. Elder … Read More
On Sunday, Dec 5, CBC ran an online story about how nurse practitioners are “bridging the gap between family doctors and the ER”. Like many of you, we are disappointed … Read More
Every physician should feel safe and protected in delivering the care that British Columbians value. We know that the vast majority of British Columbians value their relationship with their family … Read More
On Nov 27, medical students from across the province had the opportunity to learn more about family medicine practice from some of BC’s top family physicians, as part of BCCFP’s … Read More
If you are a BCCFP member and missed the first of our cultural safety and humility live webinars, you can catch up with a full recording of the webinar, available … Read More
November 24, 2021 – 7:00 pm Session 1: “Ask Me Anything” with Dr. Eatmon Join BCCFP’s Indigenous Physician Lead, Dr. Rebekah Eatmon, for a webinar series aimed at deepening family … Read More
Opportunity for BCCFP Members to Provide Input on Proposed CPSBC Bylaw Amendment Recognizing FPs as Specialists in Family Medicine This past spring, the BCCFP launched a campaign raising awareness of … Read More
BCCFP welcomes Dr. David May as President for the 2021/22 year. Dr. May joined the BCCFP Board in 2016 and was re-elected in 2019, most recently serving as Vice President. He has … Read More
This year’s AGM was an opportunity to launch our new Wholehearted Care video, celebrating the power of family physicians and the unique value they bring to the health care … Read More
BCCFP’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place via videoconference on Thursday, Oct 14, providing attendees with an update on the work undertaken by BCCFP over the past year. We were … Read More
BCCFP Welcomes Dr. Rebekah Eatmon as Indigenous Physician Lead On September 30, the BC College of Family Physicians (BCCFP) will join others across the country in recognizing the first National … Read More
Celebrating Stories of Impact Since last fall, our province has faced many challenges – ones that could not have been overcome without the hard work and commitment of family physicians. … Read More
Register for Oct 14 AGM with keynote speaker, Dr. Jillian Horton Our 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place via videoconference on October 14, 2021 at 6:00 pm. We … Read More
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has issued a new position statement in support of continuous, comprehensive, relationship-based primary care for Canadians. The statement addresses concerns around the … Read More
We’re working on a new video to celebrate the power of family physicians and the unique value you bring to the health care system — and we want to feature you! By … Read More
UBC Department of Family Practice and UBC CPD have announced their next series of online lectures and speakers. Sep 2021–Jun 2022 (Fridays) | 1300–1700 Pacific Time Target audience: family physicians, … Read More
Nominations to our Board of Directors are now open and will be accepted until August 23, 2021 at 10:00 am. Eligible members received an email on July 19 containing instructions … Read More