As part of the Physician Master Agreement, we have a first of its kind in Canada initiative that supports engagement between physicians working in a facility and who are members of the medical staff, and Health Authorities (HA). The aim of the initiative is to improve the working environment and ultimately patient care.
Each Health Authority CEO has committed through a Memorandum of Understanding to support greater engagement and collaboration with doctors.
Funds may be distributed to facility-based physicians through local Physician Societies (created from Medical Staff Associations) for the purpose of improving physician involvement in addressing matters affecting patient care and their work environment.
The Specialists Services Committee has the responsibility of overseeing this initiative and distributing funds to Physician Societies.
The initiative is actively growing, with new sites being approved regularly across the province. There are 75 sites now involved in various stages of development and 47 of them have been approved for full funding to carry out activities.
Facility Engagement Liasions (FELs) have been hired to work directly with facilities and facility-based physicians. FELs will help in developing effective engagement processes and lines of communication with physicians, and between physicians and health authorities. The Facility Engagement team is actively meeting with facility-based physicians and health authorities to roll out this initiative.
This is an evolving process and information is updated when needed. More information and resources to support you are available here. If you have any questions or are interested in further information, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org